I have heard there is a limit of the number of LOR's that a person can submit in there application? is this true and if so how does everyone deal with different schools needing letters from different people. Thanks!
The maximum number of letters you can submit is 4. If you do some digging on the forum, you'll find people usually submit:
2-sciences from the pre-reqs, 1 from a dentist, and 1 non-science. I would say this is the norm. and is usually what is required, at the least.
Contact the schools you're interested in, that for instance, would like 3 science letters, like columbia, and ask them if you can have the extra science letter they need faxed or mailed to them, by the writer. Some schools require that 1 of the 2 science letters be in biology, like Tufts! So you really have to do some research based on the schools you are planning on applying to and plan accordingly, all that information is usually right on the individual schools website.
I have three Biochemistry professors, do you think it would be bad for me to get letters from each of them and then one from a dentist?
COLUMBIA wants THREE letters from science professors? Crap. Are there any other notable schools (popular dental schools that most people apply too) that require three science letter of recommendations OR two science and one non-science letter of recommendations?
The reason I ask is because I am apply to dental school during this cycle and I plan on submitting a letter of recommendation from a physiology professor, a genetics professor, an endodontist, and a general dentist (2 science, 2 non-academic). Both my endodontist and my general dentist said they would write amazing LOR's so I plan to submit both. Bad idea?