Recommendations - 1 year old?

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Recommendations - 1 year old?

Postby ready4180 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:22 am

Hi all,

I was planning on taking the Dec. LSAT to apply for admission this cycle, but now I'm worried that I might have to push back to Feb. I want to ask my professors for recommendations soon in case I can still get the score I want in Dec. If I do have to push back to Feb, can I still use letters that are dated from Nov. 2012 or so? Or would I have to ask them to rewrite and resubmit next year? If I apply in Feb. I will be two years out of college and I'm afraid if I ask at a later time professors won't feel as strongly about me/won't remember important specifics about my academics, etc.

I'd definitely appreciate any and all thoughts! Thanks guys.

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Re: Recommendations - 1 year old?

Postby North » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:53 am

One year old letters are just fine. Don't worry about it, your work on the LSAT is far and away more important.

Edit: Poor grammar.
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Re: Recommendations - 1 year old?

Postby ms9 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:20 am

Having read tens of thousands, I promise you that you are more than fine with one year old rec. Best of luck!

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