How to ask for a LoR when you're planning to take time off?

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krasivaya
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How to ask for a LoR when you're planning to take time off?

Postby krasivaya » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:27 pm

I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation, I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

I have two professors I'm somewhat close to that I want to ask to write my letters of rec. The issue? I'm planning on taking one (or even two) years off before starting my cycle. What's proper procedure on this? Asking them to write it now while they still know me and put it on file? Coming back in two years and being like "heeeey, remember that one time I was in your symposium class?"

Thanks!

Meerkat Manor
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Re: How to ask for a LoR when you're planning to take time off?

Postby Meerkat Manor » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:39 pm

get the letters now

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and have them send them to LSAC now

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Re: How to ask for a LoR when you're planning to take time off?

Postby krasivaya » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:45 pm

Meerkat Manor wrote:get the letters now

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and have them send them to LSAC now

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Waaait, you can send letters to LSAC years before you plan on applying?

If so, then yes -

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Meerkat Manor
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Re: How to ask for a LoR when you're planning to take time off?

Postby Meerkat Manor » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:47 pm

krasivaya wrote:
Meerkat Manor wrote:get the letters now

/thread

and have them send them to LSAC now

//thread


Waaait, you can send letters to LSAC years before you plan on applying?

If so, then yes -

/thread


yeah dude! one of my recommenders wrote me a letter a full year before i applied for LS because i wanted him to write it during/right after i had 2 classes with him. you just have to pay for the credential assembly service but you have to do that anyway at some point and i think it lasts for about 4 years




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