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Does UT require rec. letters?

johnsyedjohnsyed Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
Does UT require rec. letters? Do they have like some sort of form that I print and get my teacher to fill out or do I just hand my teacher an envelope and tell here to write me a rec. letter? Also, do they need a counselor rec. too or only a teacher one?
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Replies to: Does UT require rec. letters?

  • Why Two KayWhy Two Kay Posts: 941Registered User Member
    No rec letters are required for the regular ApplyTexas application. However, any honors applications do require an online-submitted rec letter, which will be detailed to your during the honors application process.

    The regular application does accept rec letters, I believe, though.
  • ThunderFan1ThunderFan1 Posts: 913Registered User Member
    I don't think its REQUIRED but they do accept them
  • maginamagina Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    there's no special rec. form for undergrads. Sealing your rec letters in envelopes together with your application docs will be good enough
  • AllThisIsNewToMeAllThisIsNewToMe Posts: 1,927Registered User Senior Member
    My son's school wll send them bundled with the transcript if you ask... less chance of being lost!
  • cocoalunacocoaluna Posts: 292Registered User Junior Member
    some honors do, but no for regular application
  • ElasticityElasticity Posts: 359Registered User Member
    How much will a rec letter affect the application?
  • johnsyedjohnsyed Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    so shud i just hand my teacher an envelope and tell her to write me a rec. letter?

    and i also hav a UT ID. so shud i write that ID on my app. and/or rec. letter?
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Posts: 6,665Registered User Senior Member
    Letters of recommendation are not on the list of items considered for admission.
  • FiyeroFiyero Posts: 791Registered User Member
    Here is the link on the admissions site which addresses recommendations. It states:
    "Although letters of recommendation are not required when applying for admission to the university, meaningful information about you from someone who can speak of you as a student and as a young adult in an unbiased way may help us to make the best decision possible when your admissions application is reviewed."

    Recommendations | Freshmen | Be a Longhorn

    johnsyed, anything you submit to UT should have your UT EID on it to make sure it is matched to your information.
  • ThunderFan1ThunderFan1 Posts: 913Registered User Member
    what if we don't have a UT ID # yet>?
  • sundollsundoll Posts: 473Registered User Member
    https://idmanager.its.utexas.edu/eid_self_help/

    You may already have one, otherwise it will get assigned when you submit your application.
  • sundollsundoll Posts: 473Registered User Member
    Sorry, that should say that you may already have one, but you can request one as well. On the site I linked there is an option for "Get a UT EID" that will guide you through the process.
  • maginamagina Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    I sent all my application documents without a UT EID written on it. It can cause lots of trouble though. My online full name was different than what I put on the mailed documents. So after the application process I had two UT EIDs sent to me which was then merged with some difficulty. If you don't have a UT EID and don't plan to get one yet, make sure everything on your documents correspond exactly to what you gave online.
  • Why Two KayWhy Two Kay Posts: 941Registered User Member
    If you sent your SAT scores, you have a UT EID.
  • spartan5spartan5 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Not required, but they accept 2 and they are recommended
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