jsol

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so i am sure this has been asked, but I was gonna get LOR from a humanities prof I had for a letter from a non-science course. Should I ask him now to write or tell him now if he will write it in april of next year. I am applying for the 2008 cycle, taking the mcat this august. I just dont want him to forget who i was and think maybe the letter would be better now rather then later. Thanks
 

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Check with your health professions advisor or committee to see what their schedule is. Usually they want to receive a letter in the spring before you fill out your AMCAS as they would not start your file until the winter/spring.

That said, it may not hurt to secure this person's commitment to be your reference. But I would not get the reference yet until you get the forms to ensure that your reference would be confidential.
 
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yeah I got what your saying. What about research supervisors? I had one last summer that I would like to get a letter from. Should I ask them for the letter now, do they have to be kept confidential? Sorry I havent really got into the app. process so I am dont know a whole bunch of the specifics about the process, I am still battling the MCAT. I just wanted to make sure I have the recs locked.
 

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It depends on how well this guy knows you. If you have serious concerns he will forget who you are, I might explain your situation, ask if he could write the letter now, and then keep it on record until next year when you can have him send it out.
 
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