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If my spouse is accepted to a particular professional school in the same city as a medical school program I applied to, when can I send a letter of intent? I know the typical answer is after a decision about an interview has been made. I have not yet been offered an interview, do I send this letter if I am rejected? What about if I get the interview, do I just mention it then? I am fully happy to be patient for awhile I am just planning for the future. It is early September.
 

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In my opinion, this is a reasonable situation to send a letter of intent/interest pre-interview. While it may have no positive impact on your application, it certainly will have no negative impact. With a little bit of luck, it may get your file reviewed earlier and if you where, say, just below their threshold for II, it might push you over. Having said all that, I would not get your hopes up to high.
 
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In my opinion, this is a reasonable situation to send a letter of intent/interest pre-interview. While it may have no positive impact on your application, it certainly will have no negative impact. With a little bit of luck, it may get your file reviewed earlier and if you where, say, just below their threshold for II, it might push you over. Having said all that, I would not get your hopes up to high.
Thank you! Yeah trying to hit the same target schools is tough, and I'd hate to miss an opportunity to be together!
 

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If my spouse is accepted to a particular professional school in the same city as a medical school program I applied to, when can I send a letter of intent? I know the typical answer is after a decision about an interview has been made. I have not yet been offered an interview, do I send this letter if I am rejected? What about if I get the interview, do I just mention it then? I am fully happy to be patient for awhile I am just planning for the future. It is early September.
Is your spouse only attending this school or still considering/waiting on other schools? If it's the latter then please be honest and write a letter of interest not intent. You should only be writing a letter of intent to one school. Consider it the nuclear option. And writing it before you've even interviewed at a school is just silly.
 
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The school is in a metro area but the only other school in the city is an Ivy League school and I think I would be quite the long shot for that school. Mainly due to cookie cutter EC's and only 8months of research.
Is this school in a large metro area or a state with only one med school?
 

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The school is in a metro area but the only other school in the city is an Ivy League school and I think I would be quite the long shot for that school. Mainly due to cookie cutter EC's and only 8months of research.
If you are a match (or catch) for the school in question, a short direct email (not a long flowery love letter) to the admissions portal would be ok.
 
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There's no value pre-interview if you aren't a stud applicant. If they invite you to interview, bring it up organically during or in a letter post-interview. The only value to adComs come when they are running the math on likely matriculants.