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Required LOR submitted after secondary?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by poi78, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. poi78

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    My schools have all received 3 LORs, but in doing the secondary applications, I see that some schools require specific types of letters. As a result, I have had to ask for an additional letter from a former instructor. If I send this letter to the schools a couple weeks AFTER they receive my secondaries, will it still be reviewed? Or are LORs used early in the decision process? Thanks.
     
  2. MangoPotato

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    They will wait till your application is complete before looking at it.
     
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    So does that mean if I submit my secondary but there is still a letter marked as "not received" they will not review it at all until they receive the letter?
     
  4. MangoPotato

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    Yeah your whole file has to be complete.
     
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    That is mostly true, however some schools will have a say a 3 letter minimum and/or a committee letter option. They may mark the file complete as long as one of those have been meet. However, this is a minority of schools (as most are using AMCAS for processing, AMCAS system software themselves, or AMCAS compliant 3rd party products)
     
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