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extra recommendations

twosonmomtwosonmom Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
edited January 2007 in College Admissions
How many people are sending in more than the two recommendations requested by most colleges? Do colleges want you to send in more?
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  • ohh miss zannaohh miss zanna Registered User Posts: 2,866 Senior Member
    It depends on the college.
    Some highly discourage it.
    But even if they encourage it, you shouldn't send in too many extra, one or two at the most.
  • fhimas88888888fhimas88888888 Registered User Posts: 1,871 Senior Member
    ^ Yes, and if you do, MAKE SURE that the recs don't say the same thing!!! If they do, colleges will get annoyed. So choose people who know your sons in different ways.
  • allie'smomallie'smom Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    When D applied EA, she did send a few of the schools 1 or 2 extra recs if we felt it would help (and if the school indicated it was OK to do so). She actually sent 4 to her 1st choice school - one academic teacher, the GC, and an extra from her HS newspaper adviser (she applied for Journalism) and one from a family friend who works at a major network and is an alum of the school. She did get accepted. So, I think it would depend on the circumstances.
  • Siva_07Siva_07 Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    hahahaha well i've called PENN and they said i can send AS MANY AS I WANT
    so.. yeah it really depends on colleges
  • ohh miss zannaohh miss zanna Registered User Posts: 2,866 Senior Member
    haha wow that's awesome.
    If you look at Yale's website, they say that they highly discourage all supplementary materials, and if the supplementary material is bad, it will count against you.
    Ouch.
    Which is why I didn't apply there :]
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