LOCI should be sent via usps or email?

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LOCI should be sent via usps or email?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:46 pm

What is the most appropriate way?

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Re: LOCI should be sent via usps or email?

Postby mattymatt » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:52 pm

I sent an LOCI recently and chose to go with USPS for that. Not sure why, but I thought maybe my signature at the bottom of the page lent a sense of personalization to it.

That being said, I sent emails to negotiate more aid, and got shut down by both schools I tried it at.

Not sure if that helps, but I went with snail mail.

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Re: LOCI should be sent via usps or email?

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:22 pm

I went with snail mail. I think it looks more formal and professional, which is the image you want to convey with a school that is on the fence about you. Extra points for using resumé paper.

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Re: LOCI should be sent via usps or email?

Postby amputatedbrain » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:26 pm

I've asked this question myself and seen it asked countless times . . . the generally accepted sentiment is that snail mail is always better for two reasons. One it is more professional and looks like you put a little more time and effort into it. Second, it means that someone at the admissions office has to physically open it, read it, and place it in your file. E-mails can easily get lost in the shuffle, accidentally deleted, or simply ignored. If you're concerned with the mail, just pay the extra dollar for delivery confirmation and then you can neurotically track it the entire way to the school.

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