Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

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Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby bendtheslurry » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:07 pm

Before I sucked it up on my LSAT retake, I was looking at some decent schools and while most seemed to WANT academic LORs....they were ok if you didn't have them. Ole Miss says that you HAVE TO have two...well, I don't. I've been out of school four years. I transfered to my university from community college, so I only spent 2 years there and had huge classes where I was just a faceless student.

My numbers are well above 75% for them, are they really going to reject me because I have 2 letters from employers???

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:46 pm

bendtheslurry wrote:Before I sucked it up on my LSAT retake, I was looking at some decent schools and while most seemed to WANT academic LORs....they were ok if you didn't have them. Ole Miss says that you HAVE TO have two...well, I don't. I've been out of school four years. I transfered to my university from community college, so I only spent 2 years there and had huge classes where I was just a faceless student.

My numbers are well above 75% for them, are they really going to reject me because I have 2 letters from employers???


Hard to say - Why don't you e-mail the admissions folks and ask directly? So far, I've had a lot of great success getting actual e-mail replies from human beings that work at these places (surprising to say the least honestly). That is your best bet!!

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby Sandro » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:24 pm

It really isnt that hard/bad to go into a teacher you did well in, explain your situation, and beg/ask them for a LOR - part of their "job" is to write LORs. I'd suspect that many professors wouldn't mind, but you have to give them time....

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Sandro777 wrote:It really isnt that hard/bad to go into a teacher you did well in, explain your situation, and beg/ask them for a LOR - part of their "job" is to write LORs. I'd suspect that many professors wouldn't mind, but you have to give them time....


OP has been out of school for FOUR YEARS. Even if you did phenomenally in a given class, the chances that the prof. will remember OP after that long of a time is pretty much nil.

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby bendtheslurry » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:31 pm

Sandro777 wrote:It really isnt that hard/bad to go into a teacher you did well in, explain your situation, and beg/ask them for a LOR - part of their "job" is to write LORs. I'd suspect that many professors wouldn't mind, but you have to give them time....


I don't live near my university...and I'd think it to be really impersonal to just shoot an email. I barely remember what classes I took from various professors....I don't know how compelling I would be asking them for a letter.

I guess I just find it frustrating that they only accept academics... my employers know me very well and can write very strong letters about my work ethic/character/etc. Right now the best I could hope for from a professor is : "X took my class in 2006. She earned an A and therefore is good for law school."

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:37 pm

bendtheslurry wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:It really isnt that hard/bad to go into a teacher you did well in, explain your situation, and beg/ask them for a LOR - part of their "job" is to write LORs. I'd suspect that many professors wouldn't mind, but you have to give them time....


I don't live near my university...and I'd think it to be really impersonal to just shoot an email. I barely remember what classes I took from various professors....I don't know how compelling I would be asking them for a letter.

I guess I just find it frustrating that they only accept academics... my employers know me very well and can write very strong letters about my work ethic/character/etc. Right now the best I could hope for from a professor is : "X took my class in 2006. She earned an A and therefore is good for law school."

You're at/above both 75th percentile. You would need a negative LOR to hurt your chances.

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Re: Really Ole Miss? LOR related...

Postby bendtheslurry » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:32 am

I appreciate everyone's feedback. I'm just applying with the lors that I have, and if thats not good enough for them...oh well.




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