Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

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GoldenPuppy
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Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby GoldenPuppy » Sun May 23, 2010 8:22 pm

Greetings! I am a long-time lurker and first-time poster on TLS.

Here's my question: Can I do this?

I want to ask around 8 professors for a letter of recommendation. Let's call the professors/LORs A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.

On the basis of the "vibe" I get from each one of them, I then want to decide which school gets which LOR.

For example, after all is said and done, my gut feeling tells me A, B, and C will be the best LORs and the recommenders tell me that their LORs are very positive. My gut tells me D, E, and F might be very very good or just mediocre. I just can't get a complete read. G and H never turn in the LOR.

After all the LORs are in, less G and H, I decide as follows: Send A, B, and C to schools 1, 2, 3, and 4. A, B, and D/E/F to schools 5, 6, and 7.

Can this be done? That is to say, can I just have letters mailed in to LSAC, and after the fact, choose who gets which LOR? Or must I predetermine which LOR will go to each school?

Thanks in advance.

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Bert
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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby Bert » Sun May 23, 2010 8:31 pm

You can do that^^. When you submit your app, you chose which LORs should be transmitted to the school along with your app.

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby jdstl » Sun May 23, 2010 8:32 pm

This post is structured frighteningly like a logic game.

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sun May 23, 2010 8:36 pm

OP has letters of recommendations from A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
A, B, E, and H are professors. C is a professor that also employed OP and D, F, and G are past employers.

OP can submit two academic recommendations and one employer recommendation.

I selected the game type. Next poster make a rule!

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Bert
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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby Bert » Sun May 23, 2010 8:42 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:OP has letters of recommendations from A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
A, B, E, and H are professors. C is a professor that also employed OP, and D, F, and G are past employers.

OP can submit two academic recommendations and one employer recommendation.

I selected the game type. Next poster make a rule!


I'm in.

if G is selected as the employer recommendation, then B must be selected as one of the professor recommendations.

Next person, another rule.

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby blue5385 » Sun May 23, 2010 8:46 pm

If F and D are selected, then E cannot also be selected.

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby Kretzy » Sun May 23, 2010 8:47 pm

if C is selected, it must be counted as an academic reference.

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GoldenPuppy
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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby GoldenPuppy » Sun May 23, 2010 9:03 pm

LOL, thanks! Game set-up wasn't on purpose, but I admit, on average, all I do is think about logic games (weakest section).

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby februaryftw » Sun May 23, 2010 9:30 pm

If OP only sends one academic recommendation, then she also sends in an employer recommendation.

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Re: Get 8 LORs in, then I decide which to send afterwards?

Postby jayn3 » Sun May 23, 2010 9:49 pm

jdstl wrote:This post is structured frighteningly like a logic game.

yeah i got a little PTSD flashback reading it




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