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Inviting Recommenders for Common App

goldendolphingoldendolphin Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
edited September 2013 in Common Application
I am applying to four schools through the Common App. I am planning to use one teacher's recommendation for all four schools. Do I just invite him once and then assign his recommendation to all four schools, or do I have to invite him four times?
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Replies to: Inviting Recommenders for Common App

  • roxy481roxy481 Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    Invite once, assign to each school
  • nicedayniceday Registered User Posts: 2,498 Senior Member
    You invite once, he gets one email, he uploads one recommendation. He is not told by the common app what schools his recommendation will go to.

    The assigning process is entirely separate from the inviting and recommending process. You can assign him to as many or as few schools as you want.
  • ursawarriorursawarrior Registered User Posts: 302 Member
    Can I submit my teacher recommendation by mail instead of online? If so, how do I inform the colleges that I do? Common app wont let me submit unless I fill everything in.
  • nicedayniceday Registered User Posts: 2,498 Senior Member
    Assuming your school does not use Naviance:

    You do still have to invite your recommenders and assign your recommenders to schools electronically through the common app process, even if they will be mailing their recommendations.

    Separate from your actions, each recommender has the option (upon receiving the emailed invitation from the common ap) to submit all recommendations for all students during this entire application season either by email or by regular mail. (A recommender cannot elect to submit some recommendations through the common app electronically and others by mail.)

    You don't do anything differently in your common application submission regardless of how your recommender will be submitting the rec. (However, you may want to provide stamped addressed envelopes to the teacher if he or she will be mailing them.)
  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 16,686 Senior Member
    I only see the invite link under the assign recommender section for each school. How can the invite and assign step be separated?
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