TheWire wrote:Quick question guys,
I'm in the process of getting 2 LORs from very prominent professors. Do you feel after being Held it would be advantageous to send both of them in (that would take me to 4 LORs) or should I keep one of them in case I get waitlisted? If I send both and get the waitlist, I can still get another LOR but it wouldn't be from as prominent an individual as either of the two I am waiting on.
Right now I'm leaning towards sending both and shooting for the straight admit, but your advice would be appreciated!
Well, before sending them, are you sure that those letters would say anything substantial about you that hasn't alredy been said in earlier LORs? If not, I'd think twice about sendin them... I'd rather not annoy the adcomm with more paperwork that doesn't make me look any better than before.
... and making any guess as to whether another LOR following a wait-list will help would be near impossible given this is JR's first year (who knows how he'll use the wait list and if anything will help you climb out of it?). Has JR stated anything specifically about how he views additional materials sent following a waitlist? I'd be curious to know.