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PreMed Composite Letter: Yes/No/Consequences?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Blitzkrieg, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg 1K Member
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    I'm sending most of my schools a packet of letters, without a composite letter.

    Why?

    the premed committee hasn't been able to meet for 6 months, and wont be able to meet for @ least another 1.5 months. I feel that the timing of the committee meeting would kill me...I already have all my LORs in and ready to be sent in a packet..

    Will this hurt me very badly?
     
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  3. Bikini Princess

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    i doubt this would hurt your application significantly, since many schools don't even have premedical committees.
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

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    bikini mama,

    where all did you apply?
     
  5. MyEyesMesmerize

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    I have a similar problem.....my school wont send out a composite letter until i have an MCAT score bc they require me to have a minumum score. And there is no guarantee i even get that score so why should i bother to wait 2 months? I'm sending a packet also. I Think some schools ask u write a statement as to why u arent using their service tho. I guess is looks bad if u have it but dont use it. My other issue is that i dont have any letters from liberal arts professors. I've been doin post bacc and am now in grad school so all i have the last 2 yrs is science. Oh well i hope they can understand.
     
  6. jot

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    you might want to consider saying that you will update with it - if they know your school uses the letter, and you aren't using the service, it raises eye brows. just a thought -
     
  7. Dr. Dodger Dog

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    some schools require you to submit the pre-med committee letter if your school has such a committee... be careful
     
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    My school does offer a committee letter and I opted not to use it for numerous reasons. I don't think that it is wise to send everything in together. For security reasons, LORs are never supposed to touch an applicants hands. I gave my professors stamped addressed envelopes and that is how I circumvented the whole committee package. This did not affect me at all, in fact many of my interviewers got to know specific things about me and I received interviews at all the schools I applied to.
     

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