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Hello Everyone.

I am a long time reader,first time poster.

I am in the process of filling out application to the various programs. I was wondering which is more beneficial. Submitting a letter from a science professor or a dean (both knows me equally well).

Will I be making a terrible mistake if the school requests for letters coming from a sciences professor, but instead i submit a letter from the dean?

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GatorPhD

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If the school specifically asks for a LOR from a science professor, why would you send one from a dean? You think "dean" sounds cooler than science professor? ;)

I think places like it when applicants read and follow instructions. That said, I would say the best thing to do is send both letters unless there is a strict limit on the number of LORs you can submit. As my adviser was fond of saying (about pretty much everything), "the more, the better!"

Best of luck,
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Just follow the instructions.

However, a dean's letter could work, if and only if he/she happens to teach and you've taken their class. This circumstance is rare at big universities, but is common at very small schools.