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Other Recommender on Dartmouth Common App Supplement

triassiictriassiic Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
edited October 2013 in Dartmouth College
On the Dartmouth website, it says that you need a peer recommendation; however, on the Common App Dartmouth Supplement, it says "Recommender types accepted: Arts Teacher, Clergy, Coach, College Access Counselor, Employer, Family Member, Peer, Other." Does this mean the other recommender could also be an employer, or does it have to be a peer?
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Replies to: Other Recommender on Dartmouth Common App Supplement

  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 18,747 Senior Member
    The peer recommendation is required. You really should try to get a recommendation from a peer vs. teacher, coach, counselor (which could be one of your regular recommendations)
  • JoesirvenJoesirven Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    a teacher can be considered a peer
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 18,747 Senior Member
    a teacher would be your peer if you were a teacher or another adult. It is highly unlikely that a teacher would be considered a peer to a high school student.
  • triassiictriassiic Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    But on the common app it doesn't say it has to be your peer. It says you can put down an Arts Teacher, Clergy, Coach, College Access Counselor, Employer, Family Member, Peer, Other. So does that mean we don't need a peer evaluation?
  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame Registered User Posts: 1,955 Senior Member
    It's not that hard to understand: Peer Evaluation
  • triassiictriassiic Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    So why can't anybody give me a simple yes or no answer? Question: Can an "other recommender" be an employer?
  • Ar4ybaldikAr4ybaldik Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    triassiic

    Yes, you invite your boss :). This is good, when employer has enough time to write recommendation about you personally.
  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame Registered User Posts: 1,955 Senior Member
    If you think your employer is a peer according to the guidelines, go right ahead. I would not recommend it.
  • thelemonisinplaythelemonisinplay Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    No, you should not invite your employer. The Dartmouth website clearly states that the peer rec needs to be from someone who is your age. I highly doubt that your employer is a person relatively your age... (at least <18).
  • Ar4ybaldikAr4ybaldik Registered User Posts: 216 Junior Member
    Ups, sorry, Who can write your Peer Evaluation? Anyone you consider to be a peer (this should not be a letter from someone who is an adult presence in your life). Here are a few examples: a classmate or teammate; your brother, sister or cousin; a co-worker; a friend you met at summer school or summer camp; your lab partner or your debate partner.
  • triassiictriassiic Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    Thank you guys. Also, can my peer submit the evaluation through the Common App, or does he have to do it some other way?
  • ConsolationConsolation Registered User Posts: 19,226 Senior Member
    You can submit an ADDITIONAL rec from a coach or employer or whomever, but the *peer* rec should be from a **peer**.

    Instructions for submitting an ADDITIONAL rec:
    Submit Material
  • triassiictriassiic Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    So the peer rec. can't be submitted through the Common App? There's a special section for other recommenders (peers, employers, etc.) directly on the Common App, but there's nothing about it on the Dartmouth site.
  • hm0613hm0613 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hi guys, sorry if this is a stupid question, but am I allowed to read the peer evaluation that my friend wrote about me? I'm assuming FERPA doesn't apply here, because I believe that only applies to "educational institutions." I just wanted to double check to see if I can read it, so I don't break some sort of understood moral code. Thanks so much!
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