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Sending too many LORs to a school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by keevwu, May 19, 2014.

  1. keevwu

    keevwu 2+ Year Member

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    So I have 5 letters for my application. They are all going to be sent through my school's letter packet service. However, some schools say to only submit 3 letters total. Will it hurt me if I just send them the letter packet? Thanks!
     
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  3. type12

    type12 5+ Year Member

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    Nope. As far as Harvard Med is concerned, they like additional emails.

    Source: worked under former Harvard admission guy, gave me a ####ton of previous applications with interviewer notes and forms.
     
  4. keevwu

    keevwu 2+ Year Member

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    e-mails?
     
  5. type12

    type12 5+ Year Member

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    Sorry, LORs. At work at the moment, mind is elsewhere.
     
  6. JingleChips

    JingleChips 2+ Year Member

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    I also have this question. My committee requires minimum 5 LOR, and I have 6. They send all the letters as well as the committee letter (so 7?) to every school. Should I be emailing schools this after I submit my AMCAS?
     
  7. type12

    type12 5+ Year Member

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    If your school is sending it to the AMCAS, then no, you don't need to send it again to each individual school (as long as you specify sending the packet to the school through AMCAS).
     
  8. keevwu

    keevwu 2+ Year Member

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    So it's okay to send the whole packet to schools that say they only want 3 letters?
     
  9. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    Yes.
     

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