Can I send two teacher recommendations? I can't decide between my two favorite teachers. They each know me in a different way and would provide totally different recommendations. Also, I would feel awful not asking one of them to write my letter. Is it possible to send two?
May I submit additional letters of recommendation?
In our experience, the required counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations provide all we need to make a thoughtful, informed admission decision. Additional letters tend only to echo the observations we already have in hand, so we do not encourage you to seek out extra letters. If, however, someone has unique knowledge of your strengths or accomplishments that would not be addressed in the required recommendations, you are welcome to have another person write on your behalf. Keep in mind, though, that a stack of extra letters will almost never influence an admission officer in a positive way.
The above is from the Brown Admission Site. I found it by searching "Teacher Recommendation" in the search bar on the Undergraduate Admission page. And, as Modest says, for science you need 3.
I just want to make sure...is it really 3 teacher + 1 counselor minimum for science majors?
From looking at the site I've found only what franglish quoted - 2 teacher + 1 counselor.
(I'm putting computer science major on my application)
Does Brown specify that the two teachers who write your recs need to have taught you in academic subjects? For example, if I want one of my recs to come from a history teacher and the other to come from my choir director (who knows me very well and has had me in music theory class as well as in extra-curriculars), would that be acceptable?
You should select two teachers who have taught you in major academic subjects (science, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, English) to complete recommendations for you. ... Note: if you are considering the Sc.B. degree or applying to the PLME program, at least one of your recommendations should come from a math or science teacher.
On the question of two or three recs if applying for science: the application changed since modestmelody applied. From what I can tell, there only needs to be two teacher recs now, although one must be from a science teacher.
Ayia: There is no such thing as a pre-med concentration at Brown. There are courses you must take if you are planning on applying to med school. But you can concentrate in anything from English to women's studies to neuroscience. So only you can decide what major to put down.