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Letter of Intent

chemgrl5

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    I dont really know what a letter of intent should say really....just that you intend to go to school there if you are accepted? And should you just send it to your top choice school or to all of the schools you are seriously considering? Any suggestions would be a great help.
     
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      Hey jon davis, chill out. I'm sure she did a search first just so she would avoid douchebag responses such as yours.

      Anyway, I wrote a letter of intent to my top choice after I was placed on the alternate list (still hoping to get accepted). You don't have to just write to your top choice. If you do write to your top choice, you can make a stronger statement like "I will definitely attend if accepted." But if you're writing to a group of top choices, then you can't make a similar commitment. I'd probably just write "blank med school is one of my top choices."

      As for other content, I just wrote why it was my top choice listing some specific reasons.

      Unless you're waitlisted, I don't think a letter of intent is that necessary. Good luck to you.
       

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        Is it worth it to send a letter of interest pre-interview? I mean if I wasn't interested would I apply, pay the AMCAS fee, then the secondary fee, then the LOR fee? Did anyone do this and get anywhere with it? I really want to get an interview and on the long run an acceptance from Upstate but they put me on hold. I was wondering if the interest letter thing would make any difference. Man, I'd give my left testicle to get in there.
         

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          RayhanS1282 said:
          Is it worth it to send a letter of interest pre-interview? I mean if I wasn't interested would I apply, pay the AMCAS fee, then the secondary fee, then the LOR fee? Did anyone do this and get anywhere with it? I am getting desperate here and desperation is an ugly thing.
          Ray-Ray, I am thinking about doing this. As the hours tick by, I am thinking about writing them now for when I have to go through this process next year.
           

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            gdbaby said:
            Ray-Ray, I am thinking about doing this. As the hours tick by, I am thinking about writing them now for when I have to go through this process next year.

            Hi gd. We really miss you at the no interviews yet thread. There's like three people left on there. I am thinking I am just gonna go ahead and write the damn letter. If the adcoms laugh at it, they are welcome to do so, I'll be happy knowing I amused them.
             

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              I'm also thinking of sending a pre-interview letter of interest (to Penn). I'm not sure what to say, though. I'm also sending an additional LOR. Maybe they'll take another look at my application? :cool:
               
              chemgrl5, just a note, if you're going to be sending out a letter of intent, you might want to make sure you write "you're" when you mean "you are" as opposed to "your" as you do twice in your signature.
               

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                I was talking to my PreMed counsler and she said it would be too early to do that right now. Come Feb. if you haven't heard anything then it would be ok.

                I think it does make sense to wait because you only have so many things you can do to get into a school at this point that would make a huge difference. Plus things can always change after you see it.

                I feel letters of intent are a lot better suited for after the interview so atleast you have seen the school etc.

                With that said I probably would send one to a school if I knew I was going to go there if accepted if I have not heard one way or the other by end of January.
                 

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                  AxlxA said:
                  When i find out i get rejections from all UC's... then i'm gonna write a letter of intent to u pitt... it hurts to be on their waitlist this early in the game.

                  Hey AxlxA, just thought you'd like to know.... I actually interviewed with the assistant dean of admissions and I decided to email her about what I should do to increase my chances of getting off the waitlist. She said that a letter of intent is "very useful" but that the list is ranked and there is nothing we can do to change it. I don't think I'm going to send in the letter until December though. Looks like they aren't anywhere near pulling people off...... Anyways, I'm rooting for you and me both!!! :luck:
                   

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                    You compromise the integrity of your own character. Isn't that bad enough?

                    why would it compromise one's intergrity.........if you tell them all you'd go if they accept you, then the first one that says yet, you will go to.....seems like the truth to me....and much easier to stick to when you aren't expecting a bunch of acceptances
                     
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