Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

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KingDave
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Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby KingDave » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Hey Guys,

Quick question. Fordham doesn't require letters of rec (although their site says most people send them). I'm applying to Fordham and have my application ready and currently have one letter of rec on file with LSAC. My other letter will probably be in about 3 weeks from now. Does it make sense for me to just send in the Fordham app now with the one letter, or should I wait and just send it with my others when both are in?

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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:12 pm

Send it now.

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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby NiccoloA » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:22 pm

I'd say send it now if you can send the other letter later.


If not, maybe wait. It seems kind of shady to not have at least two.

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Kess
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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby Kess » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:51 pm

I'd just send it in now. I know someone who got in without sending any LOR in.

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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby MrAnon » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:53 pm

Wow at least they are honest. LORs dont matter at all. The schools just look at GPA/LSAT and ability to qualify for loans.

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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby admisionquestion » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:21 pm

MrAnon wrote:Wow at least they are honest. LORs dont matter at all. The schools just look at GPA/LSAT and ability to qualify for loans.


Im so annoyed of this shit.

Schools do not just look at LSAT GPA. They look at at least 7 different things, in this order (5-7 are not in order).

0. Celebrity/Family Important Donors
1. LSAT
2. GPA
3. Race
4. Major mistakes in application (including bad lors)
5. WE measured in years
6. Grad Degrees, Major Scholarships, Interesting Careers,
7. Regional/in-state distributions, Alumni Parents, C/F failings

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NYC Law
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Re: Schools with No Required Recs (Fordham)

Postby NYC Law » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:26 pm

Fordham means it when they say they aren't required. They really aren't and you don't need to send them. If you think yours would significantly help (have real experience with the person ie RAing) then go ahead and get them all in ASAP.

So yeah, go ahead and send the app now unless the last rec is phenomenal.




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