I heard that you should start collecting LORs beginning of freshman yr assuming you have encountered recommenders. But how would I approach them? What exactly do i tell them? "Umm, I will be applying to med school 2 yrs from now, do mind providing a recommendation letter?" (Im a freshman).. Is that how it works? The thing is that I know my biology professor really well and I also know a really nice "non-science" professor. I thought that when you were in your third yr you went back to your profs then requested a LOR, like in high school. So basically: 1. IS this true? 2. If yes, then what exactly should I tell my potential recommenders? 3. Can you use one LOR for multiple schools?