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How can I use Interfolio's Dossier Deliver for my medical or dental school application?

First, you will need to create a free account with Interfolio's Dossier service, and then upgrade to Dossier Deliver (annual fee of $48 for 50 deliveries). With Dossier, you can collect, store and manage all of your letters in one place. With Dossier Deliver, you can send confidential letters and other materials to medical school applications. We partner with some medical schools and associations such as AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS and TMDSAS to make letter management easier for you.

Remember, with Dossier Deliver:

  • Letters remain confidential, but you control where they go and when they get there.
  • Letter writers only have to submit your letter of recommendation once to Interfolio, and we’ll help get them sent to all of the schools you are applying to. 
  • Get notified if your letters don't have a signature or letterhead BEFORE you need them.
  • We partner with AMCAS and some schools to make letter management easier for you.

See this article for more information on getting started: Create Your Free Interfolio Dossier Account.

 

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AADSAS

If you have letters of recommendation stored in your Dossier account, with an upgrade to Dossier Deliver, you can have Interfolio upload your letters directly to your AADSAS application as a confidential letter upload.

We'll steer you to a unique Interfolio email address generated for each confidential letter of recommendation stored in your account. You'll substitute this email address for your letter writer's email address in the recommendation letter section of the AADSAS online application.

Typically, you only need to deliver each letter once from Interfolio to AADSAS, regardless of the number of dental schools you're applying to.

The cost to you is 1 delivery credit per letter, and the processing time is 1-3 business days from when you submit the delivery from your Dossier account.

Previously, AADSAS required applicants to submit their recommendations with accompanying "matching forms." However, applications occurring within the 2016-17 application cycle and beyond will **not** require such matching forms. Instead, you'll simply follow the steps found in the link below to have your recommendations submitted to AADSAS.

Confidential Letter Uploads to Online Application Systems

 

AACOMAS

If you have letters of recommendation stored in your Dossier account, with an upgrade to Dossier Deliver, you can have Interfolio upload your letters directly to your AACOMAS application as a confidential letter upload.

We'll steer you to a unique Interfolio email address generated for each confidential letter of recommendation stored in your account. You'll substitute this email address for your letter writer's email address in the recommendation letter section of the AACOMAS online application.

Typically, you only need to deliver each letter once from Interfolio to AACOMAS, regardless of the number of osteopathic schools you're applying to.

The cost to you is 1 delivery credit per letter, and the processing time is 1-3 business days from when you submit the delivery from your Dossier account.  

Simply follow the steps found in the link below to have your recommendations submitted to AACOMAS:

Confidential Letter Uploads to Online Application Systems

 

An Individual DO School

With a subscription to Dossier Deliver, you can send the letters you have collected to the schools where you are applying.  Please follow these steps to send your letters.

Please note that beginning with the 2016 application cycle, you can send your letters to AACOMAS centrally using Interfolio's online application delivery service.

1. Make sure you have associated AACOMAS ID numbers with your account from the "Account Settings" page

See here for more information on How do I Add ID Numbers to My Delivery?

Make sure you have associated AACOMAS ID numbers with your account from the "Account Settings" page

2. After adding your AACOMAS ID, navigate back to your Dossier and then to the "Deliveries" page

After adding your AACOMAS ID, navigate to your Dossier

3. Click "New Delivery"

4. Scroll down, and search for your school

5. Select the destination for your delivery

6. Click "Start Application"

7. Click "Add Document"

Click "Add Document"

8. You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

9. Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

10. Include your AACOMAS ID

After choosing your destination and letters for the delivery, click I'd like to associate an ID number with this application and select your AACOMAS ID.

Include your AACOMAS ID

11. Select the correct ID and click to submit your delivery

Select the correct ID and submit your application

12. Double-check your IDs!

If your IDs do not match correctly, we will not be able to correctly sync your delivery to your AACOMAS application.

TMDSAS

With an upgrade to Dossier Deliver, you can send letters of recommendation with your TMDSAS application. You can find the full TMDSAS application instructions at https://www.tmdsas.com/medical/application-instructions.html. Follow the steps below to complete an electronic delivery to TMDSAS.

1. When requesting a letter of recommendation, your letter writer just needs to submit their letter directly to Interfolio

2. Log in to your TMDSAS application and enter your letter writer's name in the "Letters of Evaluation" section

3. Select "Interfolio" from the drop-down menu for the question: "Indicate how your evaluator will send your letter to TMDSAS"

4. Go back to your Interfolio account, click your name and select "Account Settings" to add your TMDSAS ID to your account

For help adding your TMDSAS ID, check out the article Adding ID Numbers to Your Deliveries.

Your evaluator does not need to include the TMDSAS ID number on their letter if they are submitting it to Interfolio.  

Go back to your Interfolio account, click your name and select "Account Settings" to add your TMDSAS ID to your account

5. After adding your TMDSAS ID, navigate to the Deliveries section of your account

5.1. From your dashboard, click "Deliveries"

7. Select the position that appears for the application cycle to which you are applying

8. Click "Start Application"

9. Select documents to include in your delivery, and click "Continue" when you are finished

Note: After adding your documents, be sure to add your TMDSAS ID to your delivery before you process it.

Click "I'd like to associate an ID number with this delivery

10. Select your TMDSAS ID to include it in your delivery, and click "Submit Delivery"

With an upgrade to Dossier deliver, you can use Interfolio to deliver documents electronically to AMCAS. Before starting a delivery to AMCAS, you will need:

  • Confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to your Dossier account. For help see the article Request a Confidential Letter of Recommendation Through Interfolio
  • A subscription to Dossier Deliver
  • Your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application). Before you start a new delivery to AMCAS, be sure to save your AAMC ID in your Interfolio Account Settings. For help adding your IDs, check out the article How Do I Add ID Numbers to My AMCAS Deliveries?
  • A 7-digit AMCAS Letter ID (provided through the application) for each unique letter you’re sending to AMCAS.
  • You’ll need to match each unique letter ID to its corresponding letter during the delivery creation process.

Note: AMCAS has 3-5 days to post a letter to your account once we send the delivery from our side.

10.1. From any application screen, click on your name in the upper right corner, and go to "Account Settings" to add your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application) to your account

See here for more information on adding ID Numbers to your AMCAS deliveries.

From any application screen, click on your name and go to Account Settings to add your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application) to your account

10.2. After adding your AAMC ID, navigate to the Deliveries page of your Dossier

After adding your AAMC ID, navigate to the materials page of your Dossier

10.3. Click "New Delivery"

Click "New Application"

10.4. Scroll down the page a bit, and type "AMCAS" in the search box, and select the appropriate letter service

Type "AMCAS" in the search box, and select the appropriate letter service

10.5. Click "AMCAS" to access the letter service for the current year

10.6. Click "Start Application"

10.7. Click "Add Document"

Click "Add Document"

10.8. You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

10.9. Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

10.10. Enter the matching AMCAS Letter ID for each letter you are sending, and click "Save Letter IDs" as shown below

10.11. Click "Save Letter IDs"

10.12. Select your AAMC ID to include it with the delivery

10.13. Double-check your IDs!

If your IDs do not match correctly, we will not be able to correctly sync your delivery to your AMCAS application.

10.14. Select the electronic delivery method, and click "Submit Application" when you are finished

AMCAS has 3-5 days to post a letter to your account once we send the delivery from our side.

For help with your AMCAS recommendation section, visit the AMCAS FAQ page.

AMCAS

With an upgrade to Dossier deliver, you can use Interfolio to deliver documents electronically to AMCAS. Before starting a delivery to AMCAS, you will need:

  • Confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to your Dossier account. For help see the article Request a Confidential Letter of Recommendation Through Interfolio
  • A subscription to Dossier Deliver
  • Your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application). Before you start a new delivery to AMCAS, be sure to save your AAMC ID in your Interfolio Account Settings. For help adding your IDs, check out the article How Do I Add ID Numbers to My AMCAS Deliveries?
  • A 7-digit AMCAS Letter ID (provided through the application) for each unique letter you’re sending to AMCAS.
  • You’ll need to match each unique letter ID to its corresponding letter during the delivery creation process.

Note: AMCAS has 3-5 days to post a letter to your account once we send the delivery from our side.

1. From any application screen, click on your name in the upper right corner, and go to "Account Settings" to add your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application) to your account

See here for more information on adding ID Numbers to your AMCAS deliveries.

From any application screen, click on your name and go to Account Settings to add your AAMC ID (found in your AMCAS application) to your account

2. After adding your AAMC ID, navigate to the Deliveries page of your Dossier

After adding your AAMC ID, navigate to the materials page of your Dossier

3. Click "New Delivery"

Click "New Application"

4. Scroll down the page a bit, and type "AMCAS" in the search box, and select the appropriate letter service

Type "AMCAS" in the search box, and select the appropriate letter service

5. Click "AMCAS" to access the letter service for the current year

6. Click "Start Application"

7. Click "Add Document"

Click "Add Document"

8. You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

You can add a document from your Dossier or upload a new file 

9. Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

Click "Continue" when you are finished adding documents

10. Enter the matching AMCAS Letter ID for each letter you are sending, and click "Save Letter IDs" as shown below

11. Click "Save Letter IDs"

12. Select your AAMC ID to include it with the delivery

13. Double-check your IDs!

If your IDs do not match correctly, we will not be able to correctly sync your delivery to your AMCAS application.

14. Select the electronic delivery method, and click "Submit Application" when you are finished

AMCAS has 3-5 days to post a letter to your account once we send the delivery from our side.

For help with your AMCAS recommendation section, visit the AMCAS FAQ page.