Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

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dihydrogenmonoxide
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Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby dihydrogenmonoxide » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:47 am

Hi,

So I *think* (not sure though...) I can still get my Texas app in for early decision.

I have all my transcripts and one LoR ready at LSAC, but ONLY that one LoR.

Would it be better to get my app done and ready with the one LoR, getting it complete to be considered EA, or waiting until I get another LoR and then applying RD?

3.52/169, Decent Softs (Teach for America). The one letter that is in should be very strong.

UT is by far my #1 choice out of schools that I have a shot at getting into, so any info would be MASSIVELY appreciated!!!!!

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TJISMYHERO
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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby TJISMYHERO » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:58 pm

I'm kind of in the same spot, except UT is my hail mary. What really sucks is if we're denied during EA then we can't be considered for RD.

If I were you, I would go ahead and apply EA.

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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby CMDantes » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:06 pm

I would apply EA then send in your second LoR to the school directly so that they include it in your application file. Have the recommender send one to LSAC for the other schools and one for UT specifically.

Also, judging by my admission, they really value good writing. I worked a lot on my personal statement/diversity statement and it showed. So having those really perfect might improve your chances, although your numbers are pretty solid.

Good luck.

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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby dihydrogenmonoxide » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:53 pm

Bump for other opinions!

Sorry, but this is a big decision!

I really appreciate the answers so far.

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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby existenz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:03 pm

Is the second LOR required for ED?

dihydrogenmonoxide
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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby dihydrogenmonoxide » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:18 pm

existenz wrote:Is the second LOR required for ED?


No, they have a 0/3 required/recommended for both ED and RD.

EDIT: Also, I don't think my other LoRs would add much. They would all be from professors. I'm just wondering about a thought process along the lines of "hmm, only 1 LoR... maybe thats as many as he could get!" from an admissions officer.

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Re: Send in UT App Now, Or Wait For Another LOR?? Help Please!

Postby r6_philly » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Now. I think one is enough if your number is going to be doing the talking. You can always assign the 2nd one, and when it gets in it will get updated. It may be before or after your review but it won't hurt (and they you know you have two even though one is not available). I don't think it would matter too much if your numbers are in range. Good luck!




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