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Which LOR's to use


Which LOR's to use
« on: October 07, 2004, 10:37:43 AM »
So I have 2 letters from prof's and 1 letter from my work (I work for a small investment banking firm). My academic letters are probably stronger 'cause the profs love me and want me to do grad work. My work letter is a little weaker 'cause my boss thinks I'm an idiot for leaving a great job to go back to school (he doesnt say that in the letter or anything, he just didn't put a lot of heart into it).

I want to use the academic references but I just wonder if it would look bad to not use one from what I am doing now (work). I graduated last year, so the academic ones aren't ancient or anything.

Any thoughts?


Re: Which LOR's to use
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2004, 11:03:41 AM »
Well, LSAC will send a max of 3 (as of last year when I applied) I would just send them all in.


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Re: Which LOR's to use
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2004, 01:44:31 PM »
Now you can send four LOR's.

Re: Which LOR's to use
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004, 11:19:51 PM »
im thinking that some schools only let you send 2 in..and ive heard that schools want academic recs over work recs

Re: Which LOR's to use
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2004, 12:26:59 AM »
I've heard as much as that work recommends aren't useful, and that unless you've been out of school for a very long time (over 5 years), they want to see at least two acedemic. And that's assuming the work recommend is equally as strong.

Because yours is weaker, it's a no-brainer. If they only allow 2, send in the two profs.