letter of rec question

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transfer2014
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letter of rec question

Postby transfer2014 » Sun May 27, 2012 1:19 am

I'm looking to apply to Harvard. The deadline is on July 1st. Taking into account mailing time and LSAC processing delays, what date should I tell the professor the letter needs to be sent by?

mileslibertatis
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Re: letter of rec question

Postby mileslibertatis » Sun May 27, 2012 1:22 am

My professors sent theirs through the university mail system and one of them took like 10 days to get processed. I would definitely prefer getting them in the mail by June 3. What if something goes wrong and it never processes? You need time to react...

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Lasers
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Re: letter of rec question

Postby Lasers » Sun May 27, 2012 7:31 pm

i'd recommend 3 weeks before the deadline to be safe. usually takes about 10 days, though my recent experience has been much quicker (around 5).




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