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Recommender

custnercustner Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
edited November 2013 in Cornell University
Hi

I have a close friend, we are both from Sweden, that is a current Cornell student. Should I use him as a recommender in my application?

Thanks
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Replies to: Recommender

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    absolutely not. That is not the purpose of the recommendations to Cornell. Cornell wants recommenders who know you as a student, not as a friend. The fact that your friend is a Cornell student is meaningless to Cornell admissions
  • ForeverFishForeverFish Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    ^This. My friend, whose father is an influential Cornell alumnus, offered to have him write me a recommendation, but I declined on that exact basis. "Connections" won't get you very far in the Ivy applications process, unless you're a legacy or have studied with faculty at the school in question.
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