I am currently in the throes of secondary applications, and much to my chagrin, I keep seeing this requirement. A handful of the schools I'm applying to want a letter from the degree granting institution, and some what a letter from the "major department". I have letters from professors and my premed advisor at my postbac program, but trying to get letters from people who taught me over 8 years ago at my undergrad institution is like pulling teeth. My applications are otherwise ready, and I hate to have them sitting around while I hunt for extra letters. Anyone else run into this? Anyone have success with asking for exception or a work-around?