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Question Send LoR after Application!

Dear doctor,

I expected to get a new strong letter of recommendation at mid of Oct.
My question, can i send the letter in oct after i already submitted it in Sep?

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Yes. You can do that.

The maximum LoRs number is 4, minimum is 3.

So in September apply to programs with only 3 LoRs. In October when you get the 4th LoR, upload it and assign to the programs that you have already applied for.

In fact, this is a good trick to sort of "poke" the programs and tell them "hey, am here, I sent a new LoR", you can even call them and tell them and that would be a good reason for calling them and reminding them about you and see if your application will be reviewed or rejected.

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Yes. You can do that.

The maximum LoRs number is 4, minimum is 3.

So in September apply to programs with only 3 LoRs. In October when you get the 4th LoR, upload it and assign to the programs that you have already applied for.

In fact, this is a good trick to sort of "poke" the programs and tell them "hey, am here, I sent a new LoR", you can even call them and tell them and that would be a good reason for calling them and reminding them about you and see if your application will be reviewed or rejected.

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Thanks you very much Dr.StepTaker.

Usually you answer my questions here in the forum and i greatly appreciated your help...
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May I ask if i'm missing one LoR (only have 2 right now), should I still apply on the 15th or wait until I have all 3?
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May I ask if i'm missing one LoR (only have 2 right now), should I still apply on the 15th or wait until I have all 3?
Incomplete application (2 LoRs) would be filtered out and you won't be getting any interview invitations. So apply only when your application complete even if that means you have to wait until after September 15th.

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