Same recommendation letters in different cycles?

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Same recommendation letters in different cycles?

Postby Tyrrhus » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:46 pm

(posted this in FAQ but feel it may be better placed in this forum)

Hi all,

Is it possible, advisable, or a poor idea to submit one or more of the same recommendation letters in two different application cycles?

I am currently 18 months out of college and have three recommendation letters stored with LSAC that I wrapped up prior to leaving college for two years work experience. Two are academic, one is from my work representing clients in hearings at a law firm.

I will be applying this cycle and am wondering whether to submit two recommendations and hold the third in reserve in case my applications go badly (I have a 4th letter coming from my company which I could use in conjunction with the third letter to submit two fresh letters next fall.)

Could I submit all three this cycle, and then re-cycle one of the letters along with a fresh letter to submit another two next fall? Or is it never a good idea to submit the same recommendations twice?

Thanks to all who offer insight.


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Re: Same recommendation letters in different cycles?

Postby bk1 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:47 pm

You don't need more than one thread for the same thing.

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