Letters of recomendation from students...

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Derekj032
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Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby Derekj032 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:06 pm

My decision was deferred at my top school and I really don't have much supplemental information to give them. I already sent a LOCI and was wondering what else I can send to increase my chance of acceptance. I read somewhere that additional letters sent directly to the school from alumni could be beneficial, the thing is that all the people I know at this school are 3ls. Should I have a few 3ls I know write me brief, informal letters of recommendation or could this be viewed as something negative?

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Re: Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby jml8756 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:09 pm

Don't do that.

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Re: Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby dr123 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:11 pm

If you worked FOR (not with) the alumni then go for it

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Re: Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:12 pm

Typically, i'd say send a great LOR by a prof./boss, etc. If you have none left, don't send the informal one you're thinking about.

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Re: Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby T6Hopeful » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:15 pm

That's definitely a bad idea, and a desperate-looking one if anything.

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Re: Letters of recomendation from students...

Postby Derekj032 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:47 pm

99.9luft wrote:Typically, i'd say send a great LOR by a prof./boss, etc. If you have none left, don't send the informal one you're thinking about.


Yeah, I have chosen not to send anything informal. It is pretty stupid that they send me the deferred status letter last week and say it will be reviewed in March. I don't have enough time to get another LOR from a professor, even if i was to find someone who could have the letter done within a week by the time it is processed by LSAC it will be to late.




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