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Question about LOR's

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by QWAOD, May 1, 2007.

  1. QWAOD

    QWAOD New Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    I am starting to request my LOR's for professors and doctors, my question is if iam applying to differnt school and only have few LOR's. Should I ask them to write for all of the schools or just one? Thanks
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  3. LoveOptometry

    LoveOptometry Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hey there,

    Each optometry school has different requirements for the LOR. So depending on which schools you are applying to, you should ask your professors and doctors accordingly.... Generally though most schools require the same.... an Optometrist, two science professors or a health preprofessional committe advisor. So best thing to do would ask whoever your people are to write out to all the schools you've applied to. I think it would just get messy if you got different people to write LOR to different opt schools. Anways remeber to include envelope and postage, with a letter descring a little about yourself (if your sources are not super familar with you). Hope it helps :)
  4. jc812

    jc812 Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Are we to ask for LOR's when we are ready to apply for school or start a year/two before we apply for school?
  5. QWAOD

    QWAOD New Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Thanks, Yes it does help.
  6. tcshin

    tcshin New Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    try to get a LOR as early as possible especially the ones that are science related.. that way you don't have to do it in the last minute and panic. Also, see if your career services dept at your school has a place where you can store all your LORs. The great thing about storing it is that you don't have to bug your prof if you decide to apply to another school, you can just call them to send it out to the schools, and they store the LOR for 4 years. The only bad thing about that is that some schools have their own forms that they want your prof. or opt. to fill out....

    and I agree.. make sure you have everything prepared for your prof or opt before you meet with them. An addressed envelope with stamp, forms, and maybe your resume or personal statement if you aren't too familiar with them. Oh and remind them that their letter has to have the proper letterhead.. whether it is the school's or his/her private practice!...
  7. Bulls-eye

    Bulls-eye 5+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I was wondering if anyone that has already applied got an interview before all of their LORs were received by the college, especially if all other application materials (transpcript, OAT scores, etc.) were already received. Will schools refuse to invite you for an interview if the only thing you're missing is one or two LORs?
  8. IcanSEEanOD

    IcanSEEanOD 2+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2006
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  9. OnionKnight

    OnionKnight 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2007
    Do schools generally want both the application and set of LORs at the same time? It seems from the above poster that SUNY doesn't require both be received at once. My school uses a letter service, and I have no idea how reliable they are in terms of getting letters to the schools on time.
  10. destrin24

    destrin24 2+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    It depends which school you are applying too. Most schools, if not all, allow you to complete the application online. SUNY does not require LORs to be sent in together with the application. I do recommend to complete and send everything in as soon as you can when the application season begins.

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