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a LOR that just talks about my grade = bad letter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Smooth Operater, May 15, 2007.

  1. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2004
    I called Tuft admission last week regarding their LOR requirement, and the school must require a letter from BIOLOGY instructor. Since I did a biochem major, The last time I took a biology coded course was 2 years ago.

    So, I emailed my Biology professor who doesn't know me very well, and he
    says that he can not add any information to what my BIOL 201 grade provides on the letter.

    Have you guys sumbit a letter that just talks about your grade in a course?

    My other letters from biochem professor are strong since I did a biochem major. I hope that I can compenstate for this crappy letter from biology prof.
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  3. djeffreyt

    djeffreyt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2006

    Biochem is, in most cases, considered a biological science, thus your professor should be considered a bio professor. Is your biochem class housed in the biology department. If it is...then your biochem professor is a biology professor.
  4. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2006

    I would talk with the biology professor, armed with a resume and maybe even a personal statement. Make an appt with him to discuss your goals so you can give him more information that can be incorporated into his letter. If after your meeting he seems unenthusiastic, I would not ask him for a letter. A mediocre letter equals a bad LOR.
  5. Smooth Operater

    Smooth Operater don't bug "operatEr"! 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2004

    no, biochem class is not housed in biology department in my school. I address this question to Tuft admission ppl and they said one letter must come from Biology professor.
  6. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2006

    Speak with Tuft about any exceptions that they've made for previous applicants. Maybe they'll waive it. Some schools actually do.


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