No letters required?

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JohnnyDarko
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No letters required?

Postby JohnnyDarko » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:58 pm

For some of the schools on my app. list letters of rec. are not required. Does anybody have experience with this and if so....do you suggest sending letters anyway? thanks in advance.

JD

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BruceBarr
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Re: No letters required?

Postby BruceBarr » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:59 pm

yes. send.

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BriaTharen
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Re: No letters required?

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Definitely send

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monkey85
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Re: No letters required?

Postby monkey85 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:08 pm

My rules:

- If it is required, send (no brainer)
- If it is blatantly not requested, do not send (think of the "Why Cornell" essay, they just want 3 lines)
- If it is optional, send

Yours falls under the third rule. Send. Otherwise, you will be one of the few applications without that component and will be at a disadvantage.

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Re: No letters required?

Postby BenJ » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:46 pm

Always send the maximum number of LORs that you have and can send to any school. If a school requires none but accepts three, and you have three LORs you used for other schools, send them all. If a school requires one but accepts up to four, and you have two total because most schools require two, send two. Schools that require one LOR or none at all for the most part expect two LORs anyway because so many schools require two LORs and most people will send two (or more) everywhere.

JohnnyDarko
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Re: No letters required?

Postby JohnnyDarko » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:49 pm

Thanks all, actually ran into my pre-law advisor before I checked the replies. consensus is the same. will be sending. thanks again.

PrincetonBound15
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Re: No letters required?

Postby PrincetonBound15 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:22 am

wow this thread is old. send!




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