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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by 1WannaGet1n, 05.19.14.

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  1. 1WannaGet1n

    1WannaGet1n

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    I was wondering if some of my letters from August 2013 would be alright to use right now?
     
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  3. Heplayer92

    Heplayer92 2+ Year Member

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    That's <1 year, and shouldn't be considered "old!" Not sure how y'all do it, but I asked my professors to write me a letter after I took their class if we bonded/I did well. 2 of my science professors wrote me LORs last summer, so I'm submitting 2 that are June/July 2013 as well!
     
  4. 1WannaGet1n

    1WannaGet1n

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    I take you were successful in the application cycle with older letters? Thanks for the reply!
     
  5. 1WannaGet1n

    1WannaGet1n

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    well I used these letters last year too (reapplying)
     
  6. Cinabonchik

    Cinabonchik 2+ Year Member

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    3/4 of my LORs were from 2012 for my eventually a successful 2013-2014 cycle!


    Accepted! Class of 2018!!! Go Bruins!
     
  7. CollegeGirl94

    CollegeGirl94

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    What the heck... How do they know they're old letters? Why would it matter?
     
  8. Heplayer92

    Heplayer92 2+ Year Member

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    Old as in "used" letters.

    If I were you I'd probably try to get 1 or 2 more to further augment your application. You've probably strengthened your application as a whole from last year, and it wouldn't really hurt to add 1 or 2 people who you got to know this year. I wouldn't stress out about it too much though, as long as you are satisfied with the improvements you've made with the rest of the application! Best of luck!
     
  9. 1WannaGet1n

    1WannaGet1n

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    Glad to hear that,

    Thanks for the replies
     
  10. 1WannaGet1n

    1WannaGet1n

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    That's exactly what I was planning on doing for this year.
     
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