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getting a LOR from a professor from outside college

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jillzhou, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. jillzhou

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    After taking Physics 2 in the summer at a different college, (about 2 years ago) I feel the professor would be able to write me a good rec considering I scored an A after visiting his office hours and asking him countless questions. The guy is a genius, and very down to earth nice guy. My question is..is it too late to contact this professor? The school I currently go to is known to have not so good recs from professors/pre-health committee..have any of you done this before?
     
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  3. aSagacious

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    Absolutely. If the professor has previously taught you in a course then he is certainly qualified to write you a letter of rec, regardless of whether he teaches at your current institution or not.
     
  4. CityLights

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    Sounds like he's a great choice.
     
  5. pkwraith

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    It is a little late if you're talking about getting a LoR for this application cycle. You typically want to give the professor a good few month notice.

    If you're asking whether 2 years is too long, then not really. If you think he still remembers you, get into contact. Sooner rather than later.
     

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