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LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
« on: March 31, 2010, 09:34:31 PM »
Does it matter if I get a letter of recommendation from a professor in a lower division class that isn't my major?

I heard upper division courses are better to get recs from? Is this true?

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Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 09:40:21 PM »
it doesn't matter as long as the professor/TA can speak to your academic abilities
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Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 01:02:01 PM »
Does it matter if I get a letter of recommendation from a professor in a lower division class that isn't my major?

I heard upper division courses are better to get recs from? Is this true?

No. Better to get recommendations from people who can write 1.5 to 2 pages of detailed praise as to how excellent you are.

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Re: LOR from a lower division class not in my major?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 09:54:49 PM »
The lsdas wants 4 LOR's start with the most ideal canidates and then work your way down. If he is your 4th best option, then still go it, but only after the 3 better ones.