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Old 08-17-2014
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I was just reading this thread regarding LORs:
Letters of Recommendations (LoRs): List of Guidelines

What caught my attention is this part:

If you want to apply by mid-September then your LoR should reach your designated dean's office no later than mid-August.

Is this really correct? I am still waiting on people to upload my LORs...

If this is correct, then there is no way I'll be able to apply in the beginning of the season!
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I am in the same boat...damn it. I didnt dare to approach my LOR writer earlier cuz I was worried about my CS..now it seems like its too late..
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This thread is for 5 years ago. We can still upload our LORs until August 30th. It takes at the most two weeks to comes up in the website. I did not upload any letter yet.
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Do not get official information like that from the forums. Even less from an outdated thread.

Now, the LORs are sent through the LORP, and the availability of the LOR may take up to 2 weeks since the upload (its processed). You can also have it finalized in your application, and apply to the programs without the LOR being full processed. The programs will download your application and be notified when the LOR becomes available (finally uploaded).

By the way. ECFMG works as the Deans Office for us IMGs. So whenever you see "Deans Office" in posts or even official webpages, they are refering to the ECFMG in our case.
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