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Letter of recommendation packet service retiring

For many years the Pre-health Advising Office at Tempe has offered students applying to medical and dental school a letter packet service. For the application year 2020, the letter packet service will be officially retired. Students applying in 2020 and beyond will no longer be able to utilize this service and letter writers will no longer be able to submit letters of recommendation to our office for holding. Our office will not accept nor upload any letters of recommendation we receive for students applying in 2020 and beyond. Any questions about the changes should be directed to

Students currently applying for 2019–20 will continue to be able to use the service through the end of the application cycle

Letter service alternative

Interfolio Interfolio is a Dossier letter service that collects, curates and delivers academic materials to application systems as one of many functions it provides for academic institutions. Students looking for a similar letter holding service can take advantage of Interfolio to hold their letters of recommendation and submit to their application service when the time comes. Beginning in 2020–21 application cycle, Interfolio will replace the pre-health advising office letter packet service for AMCAS, M.D., ACCOMAS, D.O. and ADSAS Dental for letter submission to the central application services. For information about Interfolio sevices contact them at or call 877-997-8807.

To use the Interfolio Dossier Service

  • Create a free Dossier account to hold letters of recommendations
  • Upgrade to a Dossier Deliver account to send out letters of recommendations
  • Annual subscription fee is $48.00
  • Dossier Deliver account allows 50 deliveries in an academic year

Students may also request their letter writers upload their letters individually through each application service.