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Which letter service? Interfolio/Virtual Evals?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Daydreamer2008, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Daydreamer2008

    Daydreamer2008 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Hi all,
    I went to UC schools (Cali) and none had a pre-med committee, so this year I used my school letter service (UCLA) but ended up spending A LOT of money on letters ($25/school for expedited service b/c my school was RIDICULOUSLY slow in sending letters using the normal service).

    Now for potential reapplication, I am thinking about switching to VirtualEvals--but the letter writers have to submit the letters directly to them right? Or Interfolio--how fast/how much is this service? Or use my undergrad-UC Berkeley-which was cheaper and faster when I used it for grad school apps.

    Anyone have any advice?
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  3. A Tree

    A Tree 2+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe Virtualevals is only for advisors/pre-professional offices to submit letters to the school. So Interfolio would be the one for you. Don't know if there is another service along the same lines to compete with Interfolio.
  4. JennyB

    JennyB 5+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    I did the same thing - I paid the expedited rate and it definitely added up quickly! If you know you're going to apply, why don't you just use UCLA's system again, but do it earlier? That would probably be better than trying to use another service. Doesn't it look better if you use your school's service?
  5. Disinence2

    Disinence2 Emergency Medicine Physician 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2006
    My school made us use virtual Eval. Other that having to put up with rather unfriendly office staff it made the process significantly easier.
  6. hmm...

    hmm... I yam what I yam 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2004
    you can also you its a cheaper version of interfolio

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