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How Important is a Recommendation

LukeVijayLukeVijay Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited October 2009 in College Admissions
Hi guys,

I'm Luke from Singapore and I'm currently wading through the krazeee world of american college apps. I notice that Bard College requires a recommendation from a science/math teacher.

Now as an arts student, I don't really know if I can find a maths/science teacher who knows me well enough to give me an awesome reference. I mean, I've got great references from my literature and drama teachers. But I've spent so much more time interacting with those.

Plus, being a Singaporean (YAY SERVING THE NATION FOR 2 YEARS!), it'll be a wonder if any of them even remember me if I go back now.

So... am I doomed?
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Replies to: How Important is a Recommendation

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Why don't you contact Bard and tell them your situation. They may offer good alternatives
  • smoda61smoda61 Registered User Posts: 2,012 Senior Member
    I was thinking the same thing as T26E4. I think that your situation with the two years of required military service is unusual in the applicant pool. I would contact Bard directly, probably by e-mail. Explain your situation with the two years military and concern with which HS teachers would still be avaiable for recommendations. Maybe they will let you replace the science one with some sort of military recommendation.
  • LukeVijayLukeVijay Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks guys! I can't believe I didn't think of that.

    I wonder whether they'll actually respond to me though... Sometimes it seems the only unis with amiable admissions offices are the Australian ones. (Oh well, here it goes! *sends email*)
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