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I messed up :(

sprocket124sprocket124 2 replies6 threads New Member
edited February 2013 in College Admissions
I applied regular admission for one of my colleges, and they ask for two recommendation letters. I sent all my information except for 1 letter in a big envelope. Afterwards, I sent the other one and everything seemed OK until I looked online. It said that the second one was not received. I decided to call them and tell them what was happening and the lady told me that everything was received and the website takes a few weeks to update since so many applications are ccoming in and I'll be fine. So all my friends got their decision except for me. I called in to see what was going on and now they say they did not receive the second one. I'm positive I mailed it(lost the receipt) and the lady I talked to said they already received it. Apparently it is too late to send it in, and I'm screwed because I really want to go here and now I can't because of a "miscommunication". Anyone else ever went through this?
edited February 2013
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 30390 replies59 threads Senior Member
    Get your recommender to send another copy of the letter to the school, specifically to the director of admissions with cover letter saying this was done months/weeks ago. You send a separate letter saying the same and send both letters separately via express mail or fed express.

    Then ask your counselor to call admissions. Write down what happened and what you have done. Have her call a couple of days after the letters are to be received.

    Most every school I know sends out missives of some sort with missing info on it. I'm surprised you did not get notification,

    Good luck,
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  • maidenMommaidenMom 836 replies39 threads Member
    OMG - this happened to my D at one of the schools she was applying to (Swarthmore, I think). She was told the same thing but opted to have a new one sent anyway the day she made the call. Really not sure if they ended up with two but didn't take the chance.
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