Letters of recommendation are required as part of the dental school application process. For full instructions, please visit: AADSAS. By AADSAS definition, the letters of recommendation collected by the Office of Pre-Health Advisement can be classified as a Committee Letter** in the format of a Composite Letter, which consists of a cover letter from our office and a collection of individual recommendation letters that are attached. You, the applicant, will designate which schools will receive a “Committee Letter” on your AADSAS application. You have the option of submitting letters electronically or by mailing a paper letter to AADSAS. If the “Committee Letter” is to be submitted electronically, indicate in the evaluators’ section of AADSAS the name and contact information of the individual, Nathalie Zuletta, who will submit the letters.
**The Office of Pre-Health Advisement does not provide a committee letter for our applicants. By AADSAS definition, a “committee letter” comes in three different formats with one being a letter packet, which usually consists of a cover letter from an advising office and individual letters of recommendation for an applicant.
NOTE: Submitting letters electronically is fast, secure, and strongly encouraged.
1. To create an LOR Account, click on “Sign Up” via our website. Creating this account will allow you to make payments, check on the status of letters received, and submit requests once your letter packet is complete.
2. Then click on VIEW LOR Application.
Part I. Application Contact Information
Part II. List of Evaluators
Part III. Payment
Part IV. Legal Agreement
|University of Southern California|
|Dornsife College Office of Pre-Health Advisement Office|
|Attn: Pre-Health Service|
|3535 South Figueroa Street-FIG 107|
|Los Angeles, CA 90089-1266|
STEP 1: Reference Type: Choose “Electronic.”
STEP 2: Waiver: Waive your right to access this evaluation.
STEP 3: Is this a “Committee Letter?”: Choose “Yes.” If submitting a “Committee letter,” provide the name of the individual, Nathalie Zuletta, submitting the letter ONLY. Do not provide the names of the individual evaluators whose letters are contained in the “committee” packet.
STEP 4: Enter Nathalie Zuletta’s contact information as the “Evaluator”:
Evaluator’s Title: Mrs.
Evaluator’s First Name: Nathalie
Evaluator’s Last Name: Zuletta
Is this a Committee Letter? Yes
Evaluator’s School: University of Southern California
Evaluator’s Email: email@example.com
Evaluator’s Address: 3535 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1266
Requests for letters of recommendation accompany secondary applications for dental schools. When you receive a secondary application and are prompted for letters of recommendation, complete each of the following steps:
Once the Office of Pre-Health Advisement forwards your letters to AADSAS, monitor the status of AADSAS receipt of evaluations in “My Application Status” on the front page of your AADSAS application.
Confirm that every school has received your letters by referring to the school’s website.
If you ever have any doubts about the status of your letters, e-mail Nathalie Zuletta, Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the Pre-Health Advisement Office. Just keep in mind that it is a busy time, so wait at least 48 hours after your initial query before following up.