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If I sumbit 4 LOR's to AADSAS, how does adcom pick the three to use ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Smooth Operater, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2004
    I am getting 4 LOR's in total (3 professors and one dentist). 2 of letters from professors are strong ones, and one of them is weak. If I sumbit 4 letters and the school only require two from professors and one from a dentist, which two letters from professor will the adcome pick for evaluation. Will they look at all 4 letters?

    Thank you so much!
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  3. utahdent123

    utahdent123 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    I assume in the order they are received. The first three recieved at AADSAS will make up your file. The fourth AADSAS LOR will be discarded. The Dental schools will accept all your LOR's if sent directly to them. It's AADSAS that has placed a limit on the LOR's. I suggest you send three of the LOR's to AADSAS and the fourth one should be sent directly to the school.
  4. remember.....not all schools require the same LOR......soome schools like u of minnesota wants 2 science 1 employer....not a dentist
  5. CCDD12

    CCDD12 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    I remember someone saying that AADSAS put a limit on the number of LOR's you can send them. What is the number? Can you send them 3 or 4? Also, a committee letter, which has multiple letters within it, only counts as 1 right??

    thanks for anyone who can clarify this
  6. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    my understanding was that they will send in all of them (up to 4 now) nd let the schools sort through them. I sent in 4 and the schools who only wanted three had 4 on file for me.
  7. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2004
    if AADSAS send all 4, how do I let the schools which 3 to look at? Or do they just look at all? Thanks!
  8. reapply2007

    reapply2007 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    ASDOH will ask which ones you want considered.
  9. Mila

    Mila 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    If you're sending a committee letter with multiple letters in it, it only counts as one.
    The schools will receive all 4 of your LORs, and most will look at all four.

    Personally, my committee letter had 5 other letters attached to it (so 6 letters total). Every school I interviewed at had all 6, and read all 6 - I know this because they commented on how good they were and most interviewers even flipped through them in front of me while commenting. Additionally, no one ever said anything to me about having too many letters; in fact they all seemed to be very impressed with the LORs.

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