Letter of Recommendation?
When I visited and attended the info session at Columbia last month, they specifically mentioned they wanted two letters of recommendation from academic teachers. While I am a very good student, I feel strongly that the mentors and advisors who work with me in my extra-curriculars know me far better and will be able to write a more valid letter of recommendation.
Has anyone had an experience of submitting letter of recommendation that weren't from academic teachers?
I think a good compromise would be one form my guidance counselor and one from my EC advisor....but I wouldn't want to invalidate my application because of that...(I won't be applying until fall anyway but this is bothering me!)