LOR Question - veCollect

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  1. mmarzouk08

    mmarzouk08 2+ Year Member

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    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Is this for a committee letter?
     
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    Eh... Well, I didn't use a committee because my school doesn't have one. I just submitted 4 individual letters.

    Even though there wasn't a place for me to indicate that there wasn't a committee at my school, I *never* got asked why I had individual letters.

    If your committee is causing a headache, just don't use them. If you get asked about it in an interview (which I think is unlikely), just say they had arbitrary letter requirements that didn't really mesh with those of the various schools you were applying to.
     
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    My school vecollect too. Where does it state you need at least 4 letters?
     
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    I called a few of dental school admissions offices to ask about whether to use the committee (I was considering not using mine) and was told more than once that not utilizing the committee service at your school (if the school has one) can be seen as if you're hiding something or would not have been endorsed by the school. That advice is from the horse's mouth and contradictory to what you're saying here.

    I'm sure it's not hard to figure out which schools have committees with multiple people applying to dental school from the same school.
     
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    I think contacting a couple of schools would be the best course of action. You can't go wrong with that.

    If you're not at the school anymore, the situation might be viewed in a different light.
     
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    Well, that's good to know. I've just never *personally* heard of someone running into an issue with not using a committee... But I guess it could happen. Maybe people just don't post and "report back" on SDN when they get negative feedback from bypassing the committee.

    OP, I guess you should just call the schools, as you suggested.
     
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