Are my LOR's too old?

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infinite_jest
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Are my LOR's too old?

Postby infinite_jest » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:56 pm

I received a BA in 2009 and an MA in 2010. During the fall of 2009, I asked two professors to write LOR's. LSAC received them. Nonetheless, I've been working full-time for the past 3.5 years. Anyone have an idea if the "oldness" of these letters will be a problem when I apply? Or will it not matter?

(For what it's worth: I assume the LOR's were positive. I took multiple courses with both professors, and got along with both of them quite well.)

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jingosaur
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Re: Are my LOR's too old?

Postby jingosaur » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:38 pm

You might want to get one LOR from someone more recent and submit it with one of the old ones. I'm sure it doesn't really matter though.

hiltopp01
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Re: Are my LOR's too old?

Postby hiltopp01 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:07 am

They'll suffice. LORs are good for five years and aren't really that important to begin with.

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Cicero76
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Re: Are my LOR's too old?

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:18 pm

No, they are not too old. They're fine for five years.




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