My observation on Committee letter impact on your application review time

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I know committee letters are preferred over the individual letters. But my school does not have a committee letter provision. Most people who have got interviews look like they had committee letters unless they had high stats LM > 74. Want to know if anybody got interviews with LM ~70. and with individual LORS.

I have applied for all the low tier schools my LM is 70-71 no interviews yet. Trying to make sense on what could be the reason.


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I know committee letters are preferred over the individual letters. But my school does not have a committee letter provision. Most people who have got interviews look like they had committee letters unless they had high stats LM > 74. Want to know if anybody got interviews with LM ~70. and with individual LORS.

I have applied for all the low tier schools my LM is 70-71 no interviews yet. Trying to make sense on what could be the reason.


Thanks

If your school doesn't offer a committee letter, then it's not going to affect your application providing you've met the alternative LOR requirements.

You haven't received IIs yet because it's early August and your stats are middle of the road.
 
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Hopefully I should get few interviews. I guess adcoms do follow certain order like IS vs OOS, Committee letter vs Individual LORS. Every school Looks like going with Committee letters first. Just checking if any with Individual LORs got any interviews.
 
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Hopefully I should get few interviews. I guess adcoms do follow certain order like IS vs OOS, Committee letter vs Individual LORS. Every school Looks like going with Committee letters first. Just checking if any with Individual LORs got any interviews.

Again, your lack of committee letter has no bearing on your application - or anyone else's - if a committee letter was not an option for you.

If anything, committee letters are more likely to delay an application. Plenty of people have received interviews without committee letters, including nontrads who aren't connected with a university.

Medical schools do not give people whose schools offer a committee letter priority review over people who attend schools without premed committees.
 
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I have 3 II"s and didn't use my school's committee letter. Didn't know it even existed till half way through my senior year lol. My LM 74.5, not too much higher than yours.
 
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Just got my first II today, LM 70. My school has a committee, but I no longer qualified for their service because I graduated just over two years ago (they wont give you a committee letter after that period). I have never heard of people receiving more or less interviews with or without the committee letter. And if you choose not to use one, you are always given the opportunity to explain why.

With that said, it is still increeeeedibly early in the cycle. Many II's are still on their way.
 
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Thanks guys for replies. Will have to wait out. I saw one post where guy who was applying for 2019-20 session got a acceptance a week ago. Long road ahead.
 
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