Howdy folks! Does anyone know roughly when the letters of recommendation need to be sent to prospective schools? Is it as soon as you send in your primary application? As of now (semester before application) I only have 2 letters of recommendation (1 DO, 1 science). I'm not in a good position to ask for another one this semester, mostly because the other professors don't know me well. I hear mixed opinions about asking a professor who doesn't know you for recommendations. Some say that they'll just give you a standardized one (assuming you did well in the class), others say don't bother. I'm taking the MCAT in april ( ), and I want to get my application in as soon as possible (I hear the sooner the better). However, I don't have any other letters at the moment. I might try to squeeze some out of the professors I have over the summer. So do they need to be sent with your primary application, or when you fill out secondaries?