• Set Yourself Up For Success Webinar

    October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
    SDN and Osmosis are teaming up to help you get set up for success this school year! We'll be covering study tips, healthy habits, and meeting mentors.

    Register Now!

  • Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

Question about application timeline

diosa428

SDN Angel
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Feb 24, 2005
2,662
9
0
When do we need to have our letters submitted by? Is it the same as the actual application (ie, the sooner the better)? I'm trying to figure out when to schedule my sub-Is... thanks!
 

U4iA

εὐφορία
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Oct 12, 2003
382
0
201
21
a state of well-being
it is somewhat arbitrary but you could set 9/15 as a goal. obviously, the earlier the better.

i had my last letter (of 4) in on 10/15.

i made the mistake of waiting to submit my application until i figured out my LOR situation. try to submit your application on 9/1 if possible. programs will invite you to interview without your LORs.

-u4ia.
 

masterofmonkeys

Angy Old Man
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Sep 10, 2008
1,582
266
191
  1. Attending Physician
Of the invites I've gotten, a few came in before ANY LORs were in (highly thought of programs to boot), some came with 1 or 2 in, and only a couple came after all my letters were in.

I would try to submit as early as possible. some of these schools invite within days of receiving your application, it would seem almost entirely based on GPA and USMLE scores.
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 12 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.