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If not accepted this year,what happens to...?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Amy B, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    We have a pre-med committee at our school. They have written a school wide letter for us and they handle all the paperwork, including holding our rec letters and sending everything to any school we get secondaries from.

    My question is.... If we aren't accepted this year what happens to our reccomendation letters? Are they kept till next year and then sent? Or do we have to get new ones?
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  3. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    You should ask them.... The reason I say this is that each school has different procedures. Some schools will keep them open for a certain amount of time without fee payment and others you have to pay a certain fee.... SO go ask them.... They'll know because they are the ones that keep the file.
  4. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Minneapolis, MN
    My school (University of Wisconsin) keeps the letters on file for at least 7 years after you graduate.
  5. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    My school keeps last year's letter on file, but they write a new one if you reapply. They encourage you to send in updates and in most cases (at my school), they'll write a new one.
  6. jintonic5

    jintonic5 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    slight tangent:
    i'm not applying until the summer after graduation, so should i go to the premed committee my last semester at school, or go the standard route, spring semester of junior year? I'd like to wait a bit until i can get to know more professors- i go to a huge school, and didn't really get to know anyone my first two years. advice?

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