Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

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illbakeyouacake
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Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby illbakeyouacake » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:47 am

When I was applying, I looked at BU's checklist and it said letters needed to be from faculty. Is this true? I've been out of school for several years, but I'd be crushed if my application were a no-go. Any ideas?

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby dk8 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:48 am

you should try to get at least one. I sent two and only one was from faculty and I was accepted last cycle.

If you've been out for awhile and your numbers are good, i'm guessing you'll get accepted anyways.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby illbakeyouacake » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:40 am

thanks for the response -- are you a current BU student? the wording seemed firm, but i was certainly surprised.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby pruvu » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:42 am

For what it's worth, one of mine was, and one of mine wasn't (professional reference from my work experience).

They admitted me this cycle.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby dk8 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:48 am

illbakeyouacake wrote:thanks for the response -- are you a current BU student? the wording seemed firm, but i was certainly surprised.


nope. i liked the school but retook the lsat and am reapplying.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby im_blue » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:00 am

Exactly how many years are you out of school? You get some leeway on faculty LORs if it's been several years, say 5+.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby existenz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:51 am

Neither of mine were from faculty. Been out of school more than 7 years.

No acceptance yet, but I applied mid-Dec.

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Re: Boston University - Do LORs really need to be from faculty?

Postby illbakeyouacake » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:42 am

i'm 6 years out-- thanks.




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