LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

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oshberg28
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LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:36 pm

I'm wondering how long the Letter of Recommendations in LSAC remain active/valid. I'm having second thoughts about applying this cycle and may even wait a few more years (I have an awesome job right now that pays very well - kind of hard to give that up in this economy). I've heard that they definitely remain active for a year, but perhaps longer (for the duration that one's LSAC registration is active)? If nobody knows, I'll simply ask LSAC.

Thanks.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:55 pm

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Shawh wrote:They're active until your account expires. I think accounts last two years.


My account says it doesn't expire until 2015.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Shawh wrote:Woops, my bad. If you've registered for the LSAT, then it's 5 years.


That's what I suspected - sounds good to me. Thanks.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby NJcollegestudent » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:07 pm

Your account remains valid for five years after you purchase the CAS or register for the LSAT. Until you do that it is valid for a year from my experience.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby sknowl01 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:08 pm

One thing to remember is that some schools have time limits on letters of recommendations. I do not remember the school, but I know one application said LOR's had to be no more than two years old. This may be more of a factor than how long they are active on LSAC.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby oshberg28 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:50 pm

sknowl01 wrote:One thing to remember is that some schools have time limits on letters of recommendations. I do not remember the school, but I know one application said LOR's had to be no more than two years old. This may be more of a factor than how long they are active on LSAC.


Interesting - makes sense; although if you've been out of Undergrad for a while, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense if your academic LOR's have a time limit on them...it's not like your performance in Undegrad changes year after year once you've graduated.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby TatNurner » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:32 pm

Cool, I've been wondering about this stuff as well and have a question of my own.

I'm applying in the next cycle, and want to get my LORs done by April/May, because I want to avoid the fall crunch that comes when everyone is harassing profs for these letters, and also get the letters done while I'm still fresh in the profs mind.

There would be no problems with me submitting this early right?

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:34 pm

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:59 am

Shawh wrote:Woops, my bad. If you've registered for the LSAT, then it's 5 years, I believe.


LSAT or LSDAS, whichever comes later. If not, 2 years.

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Re: LSAC LOR - how long are they active?

Postby TatNurner » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:02 am

Thanks ShawH




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