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Teacher Recs?

mirandasternmirandastern Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
This has probably been asked more times than I can even imagine, so pardon the clich
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Replies to: Teacher Recs?

  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    If you're using the CA, most will apply electronically rather than via snail mail.

    I'll give you one more reason not to use the shot gun approach to applications: if you're asking several teachers for LORs rather than the 2 that will write you the best ones, you're reducing the efficacy of your application. The same thing happens to your essays. A concise, well thought out list of about 10 schools will yield better final results.
  • rw2013rw2013 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    It's different for every school, but at my high school we're told to ask our teachers for our letters and give them a manila envelope to put one hard copy in. We then give that hard copy to our guidance counselor. Our GC makes copies of that letter and sends it in with the school report whenever he sends that, so we don't have to worry about how many copies we need or how many envelopes we should send.
  • mirandasternmirandastern Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm not applying to an insane amount of schools. I will most likely apply to about 9 to 12 colleges. I just want to keep my options open. I was really just wondering how the whole reccomendation process works.

    I'm not sure if my school does that, I'll have to check it out. Hopefully it does, it sounds a lot easier!
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    It's not a problem to ask the same 2 teachers to send LORs for 9-12 schools, that's pretty normal around here. When you said 'quite a few', I thought you were thinking more like 20, which unfortunately some people do.
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