Letters of Intent

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  1. kstew187

    kstew187 Junior Member

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    To whom do you guys address your letters to when you send schools materials that supplement your application and/or letters of intent. Also, in the acual letter, do you write dear Dean, dear members of the committee...etc. Just wondering becuase I might have to be doing this soon. thanks
     
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  3. zingyraindrop

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    I always start out with, "Dear Admissions Officer", and if I have interviewed already then I go straight to the person, i.e. address to Dr. BettyWetty. In the second case I also cc the ad com. It has worked so far and they have responded pretty fast...2 weeks at most. Good Luck.

    Zingy
     
  4. Dynastar

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    When you said you heard back in less than 2 weeks, did you mean you were accepted??

    I didn't know that writing letters of intent to schools really made a difference or that you should even write letters of intent.
     
  5. Dynastar

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    Let me clarify.

    Does anyone ever write a school saying that they would really like to go there before they are accepted???
     
  6. CaNEM

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    Yes, some schools ask that you do, usually if you are waitlisted. For example, G-town usually only considers people on their waitlist if they have written a letter of intent (or at least that's what they say).
     
  7. xaelia

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    I wrote some letters to schools a couple weeks ago; my applications have been complete since August, and I figured, if I hadn't gotten any love yet, I was in their stack To Be Rejected Later. So, I sent them a couple letters reiterating my interest in the school and highlighting the strongest points of my application.

    I haven't heard back; ask me next year if it works. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Smoke This

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    A friend of mine tried that. His application passed the initial review at the adcom meeting post-interview but was then stalled awaiting consideration at the final committee meeting. While he was waiting for action on his app, he sent the school a letter of intent. It seemed to do the trick as his app then went to the full committee meeting and he got accepted a short time later. So, I would say you should give it a try. You have nothing to lose.
     

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