How many letters really?

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iamcaptaindaddy
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How many letters really?

Postby iamcaptaindaddy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:39 pm

From what I've seen schools are asking for 2 letters, and LSAC says the max they send is 4. Is it acceptable to send 4 to every school I apply to?
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rinkrat19
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Re: How many letters really?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:45 pm

On LSAC, each school will specify a minimum, maximum, and recommended. I suggest you follow those guidelines.

Only go over the recommended if A)the school's max is higher and B)the additional letter really says something different than the others.

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cutecarmel
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Re: How many letters really?

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:32 pm

They will let you have 4 so you can pick and choose which ones to send. The schools will tell you how many they accept and you can't send more than that (you literally can't, LSAC won't let you).

So, no, it is not acceptable (or possible) to send 4 to every school, but you might get a rare school that allows you to send 4. Most (if not all) probably don't want to read that much. Save the rest for LOCIs if you get waitlisted.

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Re: How many letters really?

Postby lukertin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:33 pm

I was baller who submitted zero letters of reference.




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