General Does the title of the LOR writer matter?

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Mar 22, 2021
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I asked one of my courses' instructors for a LOR, and she agreed. But she told me that she's only a Ph.D. candidate and wasn't sure if her LOR would be of much value. I didn't think it mattered, but I also know that getting LORs from Professor is ideal. How much does the title of the LOR writer matter?

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Preferably your professor of record should write the letter or should co-sign... but usually it makes more sense if it is involving a research lab, not a course. Others undergrad supplemental instructors would be asked to write LORs, and that would not help at all.
Agree with above. I might suggest asking for a letter from the actual professor of record and see if she could write the letter and have the professor just sign it.
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