Anonymous User wrote:could use some advice:
I'm competitive (~3.9 GPA, good recommenders at a T14) for the competitive CoA clerkships. My application is ready but have 2 (out of 4) letters from recommenders in. Not expecting the fourth for a while, just emailed the third today and they said if I *really* needed it they could get it done this week, otherwise it would be next week.
Reading that Watford, etc. are scheduling interviews got me spooked so I was hoping to apply this week. Best option?
a.) leaning on the recommender to get the letter in so I can send complete applications in this week.
b.) wait and send complete applications in next week.
c.) send applications in with 2 letters this week
I'd go with C as well. I did this last year (indicating in the cover letter that recommendation letters from Profs. X, Y, and Z would arrive separately by mail) and a got an email from chambers asking specifically when Prof. X's letter would arrive. I forwarded this to Professor X, she quickly got the letter mailed out, and I ended up getting the interview and the job shortly after.