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Recommendation Letters after deadline?

drc52010drc52010 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
edited December 2009 in Common Application
I notified my teachers about the recommendation letters and when they were due two weeks before the deadline. But when I look on the common app website, the recommendations have not been started yet. I sent each teacher an e0mail reminding them and thanking them, but what if they don't send them in on time? Will schools throw my application out or will they send me a letter saying that they have not received them yet? There is less than a week before the deadline so I'm a little nervous.
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Replies to: Recommendation Letters after deadline?

  • HerunarHerunar Posts: 209Registered User Junior Member
    Colleges are okay with the school forms being a little late. Just do your part and you'll be fine.
  • mancunianmancunian Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    above poster is spot on!
    they need the supplements n common app things first.......
    and btw,, just wondering.....how do schools get to know hat theyve received the stuff from one specific student...how do they match the student from the common app to the teacher recs?..i sent my teacher recommendations but apart from my name and school there isnt much else that identifies me with the info on the common app. i downloaded it from their site before i had made an a/c at common app so theres no id on the bottom of the page....(sent them by mail the recommendations)
  • drc52010drc52010 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    okay, so i really don't have to worry about if they receive them by the deadline? i know that most of the schools i have applied too sent out emails saying that they were behind on processing transcripts and recommendations because of the amount they had received. so my guess is they just match us by names and schools.
  • leafblade1354leafblade1354 Posts: 3,117Registered User Senior Member
    The Common App gives you a number, which you use for all communication with your CA schools.
  • HerunarHerunar Posts: 209Registered User Junior Member
    Is it a problem if we don't have that number? I downloaded the forms from the "Download Forms" section, not in the account.
  • mancunianmancunian Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    yeah..im asking basically the same qs....
    i gave the forms to the teacher early on in the yr when i had not made the common app account...
    now when i access the teacher recommendations through my a/c i see that my name andan id number is printed at the bottom of the page...
    this isn't the case with the forms sent to the unis
  • stmichael91stmichael91 Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
    unless you have someone with the exact same name in your grade in high school, I think you should be fine lol.
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