Letters of rec related advice

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Letters of rec related advice

Post by hopefulmidwesterner » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:16 pm

I'm sure people on here get this kind of question a lot, but here it goes;

I have 1 lor currently, waiting on two more. All of my other application materials are ready to go. One the schools that I will be applying only requires 1 lor, the rest need 2 or more. I have all of my writers assigned to each school. Should I go ahead and apply to the one school, or hold off? Thanks in advance!


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Re: Letters of rec related advice

Post by dknightisyoung » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:55 pm

Might as well apply to the one school.


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Re: Letters of rec related advice

Post by QContinuum » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:45 am

Also, with LORs, more is not necessarily better. If a school requires two LORs, submitting two super strong LORs would likely be better than submitting the two super strong LORs plus a third less strong LOR. I would only add an additional LOR if you're confident the extra LOR is equally strong AND you think the extra LOR would add a unique perspective (e.g., two academic LORs plus a third LOR from your employer).

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