Five letters of recommendation?
I know that most colleges do not appreciate extra things to read, but I was wondering if anybody had some experience with sending extra letters of recommendations. I really don't want to bombard adcoms with a gargantuan amount of supplementary materials, but I really feel I need all these recs.
I switched schools this past year due to financial reasons, and I am now attending a public high school rather than the independent private school I had attended for the past 3 years. For my applications I have the two required teacher recs (from my junior year teachers at my past school), a college counselor rec (along with the school report) from my old school, and a college counselor rec/school report from my new school. Already that's four recommendations...
In addition to those, I am doing an arts supplement for 4-5 of my schools for theatre. I know that recommendations aren't required for most art supplements, but I have already asked my theatre teacher to write one for me. Is this a bad idea? Will colleges frown down upon all the extra reading? (I also have to write a short essay about the circumstances around my school switch... arrrghhh)
If any of you have any experience with this I would greatly appreciate your input!!