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How does my letter author get his/her letter to AMCAS?

Your letter author can forward your letter to AMCAS in one of the following ways:

If your institution's pre-medical advising office provides a letter of evaluation service, you may be able to arrange to have all of your letters transmitted to AMCAS through that office. Talk with your advisor to determine which type of system is used at your institution (i.e., Committee Letter, Letter Packet, or Individual Letters).

AMCAS Letter Writer Application

This application enables letter authors to upload PDF versions of letter(s) securely to AMCAS rather than send letters via the mail. Your letter writer will be required to register as a letter writer and will need your AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID in order to upload your letter(s).

Mail

Make sure your letter writer has a copy of the AMCAS Letter Request form, which includes your AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID. Your letter writer should include this form when sending your letter in order to guarantee that your letter is correctly matched to your application. Letters should be mailed to: AMCAS, Attn: AMCAS Letters, AAMC Medical School Application Services, P.O. Box 18958, Washington, DC 20036. The address also appears on the AMCAS Letter Request Form.

Interfolio

Make certain to add your AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID in your Interfolio account if you are an Interfolio user. These IDs must accompany your letter in order for your letter to be matched with your application.

How to use Interfolio:

Enter the letter entry/entries in the AMCAS application before you have them sent via Interfolio.

If submitting an Individual Letter to AMCAS, you should:

  • Enter each individual letter separately in the AMCAS application.
  • Create a new delivery in Interfolio.
  • In Interfolio select "AMCAS" as your designation.
  • Select the corresponding Individual Letter(s).
  • You will then be asked for the AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID found on the AMCAS Letter Request Form for each Individual Letter.
  • Complete the delivery.

If submitting a Committee Letter or Letter Packet to AMCAS through Interfolio, you should:

  • Enter it once in the AMCAS application.
  • Create a new delivery in Interfolio.
  • In Interfolio select "AMCAS" as your designation.
  • Select the corresponding letter(s) that belong to the Letter Packet or Committee Letter.
  • Input the AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID found on the AMCAS Letter Request Form for each letter (please note: If the letter(s) are complied within Interfolio to make one Committee Letter or Letter Packet you will need to enter the same AMCAS Letter ID for all letters that belong in one Committee Letter or Letter Packet).
  • Complete the delivery.

Virtual Evals (VE)

VE is a letter service available to members of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). If your advisor is a VE user, and you have arranged to have your letters transmitted through your advising office or career center, provide your AAMC ID and AMCAS Letter ID to your advisor these IDs must accompany your letter in order for it to be matched with your application.

How to use the VE Service:

  • Enter your VE-packet only once in the AMCAS application as either a Committee Letter or a Letter Packet, as appropriate.
  • Enter your advisor, or who the advisor designates, as the "Primary Author/Contact".
  • For Letter Packets Only: Enter the author(s) of the other letters in the packet as "Additional Authors" (optional).
  • Provide your advisor with the AMCAS Letter Request form that contains the AMCAS Letter ID.

Questions about Letters of Evaluation:

This application is for those applying to the 2014 entering class. The application for those applying to the 2015 entering class will be available May 1.

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