Letters of Recommendation: Letter Service (Jalbrekt, experts, help!)

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  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg 1K Member

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    My premed advisor, who heads the letter service of the school, is OUT OF THE COUNTRY, and hasn't contacted the school for weeks <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    I have the letters of rec being lined up, and hope to send them, and secondaries off, all as soon as I get the secondaries back. However, how do I do this, without a letter service? Additionally, how do I do this considering some schools say that they REQUIRE letter service/pre-med committees? My premed committee members are also gone for the summer.

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  3. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member

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    I asked my intructors to send out LORs by themselves.
     
  4. The Mysterious Stranger

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    Blitzkrieg I'm really sorry about your situation. How horrible. :( Can you talk to the Dean of Natural Science? The HPO office at my university is closely associated with the natural sciences department. Or is there an Ombudsmun? The administrators should care b/c this predicament not only affects you but all the students of your school! Good Luck.
     
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    It seems that the administration completely blows. I think I will try to contact the individual medical schools, explain the situation, and then send the letters on my own..However, if the professor gets back within 3 weeks (about the time I will be sending in secondaries) I guess I'll be fine..Very frustrating, considering how hard I have been working.. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  6. Jessica37

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    Our school uses a company named Interfolio as a letter service because we don't have a pre-med committee that handles this service (www.interfolio.com). You have to sign up for a year membership, but it's great and really cheap (around $10). Basically, everybody writing your letters of recommendations sends their letters to interfolio, and they are confidentially posted in your portfolio (you waive your right to read them). The professors love it because they can upload their letters electronically into the system or just mail them one copy of their letter. Then, when it comes time to send the LORs to the schools, you tell them where to mail them and it's done. It's the second year our school has switched to this service, and it has worked great without any problems! If you have any questions, you can PM me and I'll be happy to help! Good luck!!
     
  7. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    I would reccommend just having the instructors send them out to all of the schools, with a note saying you havn't looked at the letters and you are doing it this way because your Pre-med committee chair is out of the country and hasn't gotton back in touch. I don't think the schools would mind to much.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jessica37:
    <strong>Our school uses a company named Interfolio as a letter service because we don't have a pre-med committee that handles this service (www.interfolio.com). You have to sign up for a year membership, but it's great and really cheap (around $10). Basically, everybody writing your letters of recommendations sends their letters to interfolio, and they are confidentially posted in your portfolio (you waive your right to read them). The professors love it because they can upload their letters electronically into the system or just mail them one copy of their letter. Then, when it comes time to send the LORs to the schools, you tell them where to mail them and it's done. It's the second year our school has switched to this service, and it has worked great without any problems! If you have any questions, you can PM me and I'll be happy to help! Good luck!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'm planning on using Interfolio this year - any advice? :D
     

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