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ex professor rec help w ED app?

cakebatter09cakebatter09 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
i have an uncle who went UG

Replies to: ex professor rec help w ED app?

  • cakebatter09cakebatter09 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    oops pressed enter by accident. uncle was undergrad and grad and professor. applied to plme but didnt get into that but instead to some summer program which, if he liked, then could choose to do plme (ANY INFO ON THAT?). so if he gave me a reference or something (he is also a current prof at another school) do you think it would help? i also have a researcher at another school (nothing ivy league, its like #10 in the north or something) who i will be working with a lot for the next few years. do u think both of these or one of these would help? one over the other? thanks
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    A professor uncle who writes a rec letter is wasting your time and indeed, watering down your application. Colleges want to know about you. Unless you did research under him, it'll be clearly seen for what it is: a biased and unreliable endorsement of you. Go with the other researcher.
  • bruno14bruno14 Registered User Posts: 2,048 Senior Member
    Recommendations should be from people who know you personally and have worked with you. They're useless otherwise.

    As for that summer program, I've never heard of it. Definitely no longer exists.
  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,733 Senior Member
    Having your uncle write that recommendation is useless unless he plans to give Brown many millions.

    And I've never heard of that PLME summer program either.
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