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Reapplying with Old Letters of Rec?

blanctu

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Jul 5, 2019
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    I tried applying last cycle, but due to my low OAT scores I did not receive any offers. I am currently studying to aim for a higher score so I can reapply.

    Is it bad taste to ask those who gave me a letter of Rec if they can send the same letter? Should I offer to shadow/volunteer them again? Or should I try to get new Letters of Rec by new people, which would be kind of hard due to these crazy Corona times.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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    aya stak

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      They don't save old LORs so you have to ask for them again. I was in the same situation and just explained to them straight up that I didn't get in and what I did to strengthen my application. Everyone was willing to rewrite it/change it up a bit ^_^
       
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      cldud

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        oh wow I didn't know that. If I were to reapply for next cycle, I have to request for new LOR only? Or do I have to start all over from OptomCAS? (Transcript, experience, personal info etc)
         

        helpmeout382100

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          I tried applying last cycle, but due to my low OAT scores I did not receive any offers. I am currently studying to aim for a higher score so I can reapply.

          Is it bad taste to ask those who gave me a letter of Rec if they can send the same letter? Should I offer to shadow/volunteer them again? Or should I try to get new Letters of Rec by new people, which would be kind of hard due to these crazy Corona times.

          Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you.


          i havent heard back either but was wondering if youve had any rejections either?
           

          kbb44

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            I tried applying last cycle, but due to my low OAT scores I did not receive any offers. I am currently studying to aim for a higher score so I can reapply.

            Is it bad taste to ask those who gave me a letter of Rec if they can send the same letter? Should I offer to shadow/volunteer them again? Or should I try to get new Letters of Rec by new people, which would be kind of hard due to these crazy Corona times.

            Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you.

            If you dont mind me asking what were your OAT scores? Im currently applying but my OAT score isnt looking too great so I wanna know if I even have a chance at getting any offers or if i would have to definitely retake the exam.
             
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