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how soon for LOI?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by novangel81, May 3, 2004.

  1. novangel81

    novangel81 cali for life....I HOPE??
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    Hey guys,

    I am super interested in going to Drew/UCLA, but I only interviewed about 3 weeks ago. When would you guys say is the earliest to send a letter of intent?

    If anyone knows anything please let me know cause I don't want to miss out at all on getting into this school!

    Thanks! Peace!
     
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  3. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
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    Generally people say after your interview or waitlist. So send it now.
     
  4. docmemi

    docmemi 1K Member
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    yuppp. ASAP would be ideal.
     
  5. Lochmoor

    Lochmoor Senior Member
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    I agree send ASAP since May 15 is coming up.
     
  6. Send it ASAP, a first choice is a first choice. No need to wait to see if you are waitlisted this late in the game.
     
  7. novangel81

    novangel81 cali for life....I HOPE??
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. I will get right on it and send it out this week. So do you think there is something specific it needs to say besides "if accepted, i will attend your institution,..blah blah blah". I guess I need some help since I have never done that before. Let me know okay?

    Hopefully I do not sounds ******ed, guess I just want it to be perfect.

    Peace

    I'm OUT!!!!!!
     
  8. docmemi

    docmemi 1K Member
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    well you can reiterate why you match the drew mission. look at your secondary for a guide. you can include some of your activities with the underserved. and say something like drew is your bottom line.

    good luck.
     
  9. brats800

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    is a letter of intent, telling them the whole 'if i get accepted i will attend your institution, blah blah blah'....is that binding? like if you get accepted after sending a LOI, do you HAVE to go there?
     
  10. Its morally binding but not legally. They aren't going to make a big deal out of it, I would guess, if you didn't come through as they have a huge list of other people begging to get in I'm sure... but if they wanted to make a big deal out of it, they certainly could... They could call the Dean of the school you do plan to attend and bitch and that would not be fun. The Dean, depending on how much he/she likes you, could theoretically rescind your acceptance.

    Oh the whole, I feel that they see so many of these that it doesn't really matter. You either send one to show STRONG interest or you send something else to show some interest and that may or may not factor in to admissions. I've heard that they are taken very seriously at Columbia and Cornell though, and probably any school with an unranked list.
     
  11. derf

    derf Ohio Land
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    eraserhead- does unranked list mean you are put on the waitlist in the order of interview completions. That is, if I finished my interview before another student, I would get an alternate spot first.
     
  12. Unranked means there is a pile of files that comprise the waitlist, and they supposedly review them as spots open up without prioritizing based on when people interviewed or anything. Some people think admissions is lying about some of this though.
     
  13. derf

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    ahh, very interesting...thanks for the clarification :)
     

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