How long do LOR's last?

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180asBreath
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How long do LOR's last?

Postby 180asBreath » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:39 pm

If I do another cycle of applications next year, can I use my LOR's from this cycle?

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:46 pm

Yes. Mine were written in 2010.

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby 180asBreath » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Very good. So LOR's just stay on the LSAC account? And then you can re-assign them in future years?

It would be pretty embarrassing to have to ask recommenders to resend.

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:52 pm

180asBreath wrote:Very good. So LOR's just stay on the LSAC account? And then you can re-assign them in future years?

It would be pretty embarrassing to have to ask recommenders to resend.

Exactly.

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby 180asBreath » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Thank you, good sir.

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby hc08 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:37 pm

I was wondering this as well. How much do you guys think schools would look down on that though? Especially if applying to the same school two years in a row. I have a great recommendation from an employer and like to use it again but am weary using the same recommendation twice at the same school...

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby Phightins » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:05 pm

I used a reco from 2007 and I haven't been questioned on it. Granted I've been out of school for some time but it shouldn't make a difference.

Edit: I think LSAC/CAS only keeps them on file for 5 years.

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Re: How long do LOR's last?

Postby Genki » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:14 pm

I applied 2 years ago and am applying again this cycle.
I submitted two LORs that were the same ones I used the previous cycle and one LOR from my current employer.
I had one school (out of 10) that told me that they wanted me to submit 3 new LORs since I had already used those LORs when I applied to the school 2 years ago.
So I guess it does matter to some schools.




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