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Schools that Accept Additional Letters of Rec

DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 993Registered User Member
edited November 2012 in Common Application
Hey guys. Sorry if there is already a thread on this, but do you guys have a compiled list of schools that accept 1 more letter of rec from a person who is not a teacher/counselor? My tennis coach is the brother of the leader of the band Hiroshima, and he knows me very well so it will help my app.
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  • DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 993Registered User Member
    To make it easier for you guys, these are the schools I am applying to.
    Carnegie Mellon
    Cornell
    Dartmouth
    Brown
    Columbia
    Rice
    Cal Tech
    MIT
    USC

    Maybe Harvard and Yale
  • DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 993Registered User Member
    The other question is that if I am applying as an Engineer/Comp Sci major, do I need 1 math/science teacher and a Humanities teacher for each, or can both be math/science?
  • DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 993Registered User Member
    Bump. Answer please someone!
  • lacrossemomlacrossemom Posts: 630Registered User Member
    Not aware of list. My DD submitted 3 LORs. Reason was 1 teacher took longer than expected, so asked another to make deadline.

    When you review the details section of what has been downloaded, it says how many they accept. Over half of her schools allow more than 2. IMO, the other ones will probably review as well. Really don't see how 3 can hurt.
  • DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 993Registered User Member
    Okay thanks lacrossemom. This supplementary letter of rec will probably help because it is from a tennis coach of mine who knew me since I was 10 and knows me on and off the court. He is also the brother of the leader of the band Hiroshima. Would it be too late to send this letter to Stanford if I applied EA?
  • lacrossemomlacrossemom Posts: 630Registered User Member
    EA-yes unless you were impacted by storm.
  • LakemomLakemom Posts: 2,550Registered User Senior Member
    If these are all common app schools and you have added them to your list, it will say whether the school accepts more than the basic 2 LOR inside that section in the common ap where you go to actually add the names of the teachers.

    Typically those types of schools do not want more than 2 teacher LOR to read. I believe Cornell let you put in 2 teacher recs plus the GC one.
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