Letter of Recommendation question...........

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Benvenuto10
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Letter of Recommendation question...........

Postby Benvenuto10 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:29 pm

31 y/o non trad who is 10 years removed from undergrad studies.

I moved 2000 miles away from my undergraduate institution after completion of degree to pursue my professional interests. I have not had any contact or communication with my schools alumni network in a decade.

Thus, my question is, as a non trad in my 30's, is a letter of recommendation from an undergrad professor a requirement? Nobody there has any knowledge of my professional or personal growth in the last 10 years.

So....undergrad LOR????? Yes????? No????? Thoughts????

(Yes I have professional LOR's which are outstanding)

Thank you in advance for any opinions or insight.

cafloyd12
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Re: Letter of Recommendation question...........

Postby cafloyd12 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:39 pm

Most schools only require academic LOR's from students who are straight out of undergrad. I think I've seen some schools ask for academic LOR's from students 1 or 2 years removed from undergrad. If you are 10 years out, your professional LOR's are all that's required.

HyeMart
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Re: Letter of Recommendation question...........

Postby HyeMart » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:40 pm

no, of course not

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amputatedbrain
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Re: Letter of Recommendation question...........

Postby amputatedbrain » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:56 pm

Most schools, at least all the ones I applied to, said that they preferred academic LORs. But all of them also had a visible disclaimer that they realize some applicants have been out of undergrad for awhile and work references are fine for them. You're in the clear . . . adcomms are not naive, they don't expect someone 10 years out of undergrad to try to grovel an old Prof for an LOR.

Benvenuto10
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Re: Letter of Recommendation question...........

Postby Benvenuto10 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:39 pm

Thank You.......I simply wanted to verify my assumptions. It's much appreciated.




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