I did a search on this because it seems like it should be a common question but I did not find any threads. Anyway, all the schools ask for LORs from faculty who have taught you in a class. I finished full time UG school in 1993. A few years later I decided to pursue med school. I took my pre reqs at community college and finished the last science pre req in 2003. I had to put med school plans on the back burner due to a family member's illness. That issue is now resolved and I will be taking the MCAT in March and applying this June. I think it would be nuts for them to want an UG letter from someone who taught me 16+ years ago and really, I am not even sure I remember the instructors names at this point from the community college classes 6+ years ago. I would have wonderful LORs from work - I have worked for two research MDs for the past 8 years. Each of them could write a great letter and so could my direct supervisor, who is an RN. I know I should contact the individual med schools and ask for an exception to be made on my LORs and allow work LORs instead. Question 1: Do I do this now or after I submit the application? Question 2: Has anyone else in a similar situation done this? Are most schools good about granting exceptions on requiring letters from faculty for nontrads?