Dating LORs

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kfb2112
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Dating LORs

Postby kfb2112 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:15 pm

I graduated from undergrad in May and I'm planning to apply next cycle. However, I want to make sure that I get my LORs written sooner rather than later so they can be written with a fresh memory of me and in case I have a last minute change of heart and apply this cycle.

I am concerned it might look strange to have a letter dated Sep 2013 for the Sep 2014 cycle. Should I ask writers to leave the LORs undated to avoid this? I would like to hear people's thoughts.

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby 052220151 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:17 pm

My guess is it doesn't matter.

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby Winston1984 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:13 am

I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.

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Clearly
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Re: Dating LORs

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:29 am

Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.

Agreed

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby thewaves » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:19 pm

It doesn't matter, shows you had some forethought before you left school.

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:57 pm

Clearly wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.

Agreed


He's truly is a passionate student...in the classroom and in the bedroom

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Joe Quincy
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Re: Dating LORs

Postby Joe Quincy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:01 pm

Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.


I similarly hoped it was about requiring LORs before dates.

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby hephaestus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:49 pm

Clearly wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.

Agreed

+1

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby arkgawilson » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:20 am

kfb2112 wrote:I graduated from undergrad in May and I'm planning to apply next cycle. However, I want to make sure that I get my LORs written sooner rather than later so they can be written with a fresh memory of me and in case I have a last minute change of heart and apply this cycle.

I am concerned it might look strange to have a letter dated Sep 2013 for the Sep 2014 cycle. Should I ask writers to leave the LORs undated to avoid this? I would like to hear people's thoughts.


I had assumed (incorrectly) that I would be applying this current cycle, and asked for letters in like June, so had my 4 letter writers put some date closer to the cycle, like Nov/Dec/Jan next year. Now that i am not applying on this cycle or the next one (but the following one) I've learned that it really doesn't matter unless it's a significant gap in years (I've been told 5 or more).

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.


This. Thread disappoints.

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Re: Dating LORs

Postby john1990 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:50 am

Clearly wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:I was really hoping this thread was about dating the people who write your letters of rec.

Agreed


+1




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