Originally Posted by dent1011
I just got replies from biology profs and will not be able to secure letters (requires you to work in their lab, do not know each other enough). I did a non-biology degree and do not have that many biology courses/profs/options. I can't believe this! I will not be able to fulfill the requirement of LORs from bio/chem/physics "science" faculty"
...pretty much all schools require this.
I don't even know what to do at this point... I already just completed a 5th year. Paying >$30 000 for a masters / to get LOR doesn't seem right.
Either way it looks like I have to waste another year
Any ideas what I should do from here? Are any schools lenient with LOR requirements / can be from any profs?
something seems a little off.
The LOR requirement, to be safe (depending on the range of schools you are applying to), is 3 science professors.
If for a professor to recommend you means that you need to work in each lab for a period of time, that just seems unreasonable/ unrealistic.
If I were you, I would talk to students who have already applied to dent/ med/pharm school to see what they did. Requiring students to work 3 different labs before junior year doesn't sound right.
Good luck man