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Do UC's need recommendation letters for application?

MrSpamMrSpam Posts: 1,175Registered User Senior Member
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Replies to: Do UC's need recommendation letters for application?

  • Liux43Liux43 Posts: 333Registered User Member
    no.....................
  • IGotIn!IGotIn! Posts: 330Registered User Member
    Nope, they don't. They just mainly need your 3 personal essays and grades.
  • The BrianThe Brian Posts: 1,165Registered User Senior Member
    you need three personal essays?
  • GoldenBear10GoldenBear10 Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    they have 3 essay topics...you make two of them 200 words while the 3rd one, you make 600 words. you can choose which question to answer more extensively
  • MrSpamMrSpam Posts: 1,175Registered User Senior Member
    Are the essay topics the same for each UC? Or will I have to write new ones for each UC that I apply to?
  • IGotIn!IGotIn! Posts: 330Registered User Member
    All are the same. Remember, you're sending the EXACT same application to all of your UC choices.
  • sun_surf_N_sandsun_surf_N_sand Posts: 301Registered User Junior Member
    its not required but u can send in recommendations....my teacher did that for my classmate....it kinna shows that the student is truely genuine into gettin into that college
    im not sure if the UC would prefer you to do so though =/
  • ucapplicant05ucapplicant05 Posts: 1,415Registered User Senior Member
    They don't want anything sent to them unless they request it.
  • BeConfidentBeConfident Posts: 291Registered User Junior Member
    UC Berkeley requested me to send them a Recommendation form and I think 14 short answer questions. I'm not sure if the other UC's do that.
  • PointZeroPointZero Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
    The UC system does not require nor want recommendation letters. The recommendation form requested from the poster above by UC Berkeley is kind of a breaker for applicants on the border of getting in and being rejected. My friend got one of those last winter during admission season, unfortunately he didn't get in to UCB.
  • mrxalleycatmrxalleycat Posts: 717Registered User Member
    nope. they don't have time to read it when they have over 50,000+ essay responses to look at from other applicants.
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