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Clock How long it takes for ECFMG to upload to our ERAS?

how long does it take to upload the documents to our account once it reaches ECFMG???
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Default Up to 4 weeks

The ECFMG has announced that this year they expect over 100,000 LoR to be scanned and uploaded.
Therefore, they said you should expect a 4 weeks delay until your documents are uploaded to ERAS.
However, in our and our friends experiences from previous years, this process usually took 2 to 3 weeks maximum.
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Correct Answer slight delay

I am sending LoRs this week and some next week...suppose they r not uploaded by 1st Sept....should I still start applying??? as PDs cant c my LoRs unless they r uploaded....is that bad...will I get rejected???? or will they wait for the LoR???
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I am sending LoRs this week and some next week...suppose they r not uploaded by 1st Sept....should I still start applying??? as PDs cant c my LoRs unless they r uploaded....is that bad...will I get rejected???? or will they wait for the LoR???
If you are sending next week then I still think your documents will make it there before September 1st. The ECFMG will double their efforts during the month of August and they'll try their best to scan everybody before September.

However, if in case your documents did not make it there before September 1st then you have the option of reserving LoR slots then wait until it's uploaded.

That said, most PDs will see that you have reserved an LoR but it's not yet scanned. If your other criteria are compelling for them such as your scores, experience, personal statement ....etc then they may say "OK let's wait until the applicant documents get uploaded" but if they are not interested in your other criteria they will likely to skip you

Therefore, in your particular case I suggest you wait and don't submit applications to programs until your documents are uploaded because they will be scanned by the first week of September at the most.
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