Is it required send in letters from undergrad if one does a post-bac?

Nafis64

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So I completed a post-bac this past year mainly to boost up my science gpa as I was a science major at my undergrad (actually a double major in another humanities field). I'm reading many school's requirements and many state they want a Committee letter OR letters from major. Now I have a committee letter from the post-bac, and I also have some non-science letters (from my other major) from my undergrad and few from research and work that I want to use. I have one-science letter rec from undergrad that I didn't send in. Is this fine? do I need the undergrad letters from science?
 

Mattabet

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You should probably check with the school you're applying to. In most cases, they want the letters they say they want, but they might be willing to make exceptions or substitutions, especially for someone who's been out of undergrad (though I'm not sure you've been out too long to go back and ask).
 
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Nafis64

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Just been out for a year so far, so not so sure. I just didn't think my strongest letters would come from my science professors at my undergrad since they didn't know me so well except for the grade really, I'd rather give them my post-bac rec letters. Does anyone else have any input or know if schools question it or gave them trouble? Maybe LizzyM might know..
 

Mattabet

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Just been out for a year so far, so not so sure. I just didn't think my strongest letters would come from my science professors at my undergrad since they didn't know me so well except for the grade really, I'd rather give them my post-bac rec letters. Does anyone else have any input or know if schools question it or gave them trouble? Maybe LizzyM might know..
Your logic is sound, and at the very least I would definitely augment the required letters with more recent ones.

I'm sure LizzyM would know, at least for her school, but she's unfortunately on hiatus for application rush season these next few weeks. I'd still check with the admissions dept. that you're applying to. They're usually quite helpful.