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Plshelp, very worried, letter for colledge appication late!

drluna93drluna93 8 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 New Member
edited December 2010 in Parents Forum
My son is applying to college. He submitted his common application on time.

However, one of his letters of recommendation was not submitted by his teacher yet. He has hard time getting a hold of his teacher during this week of school vacation. He probably sent 10 emails; however his teacher is very slow in responding. His teacher is not able to access the on line submission, which also make no sense to me. He will possibly mail the latter with delay.
I am very concerned. My son worked so hard on his application. Think is very unfortunate he has to go through this.
I am not sure if sending the letter late will go against my son in the eyes of college admission.
Do we need to include application ID number on pre-addressed envelops? Least we need is the letter to get lost.
Pls advice. I am super worried. Thanks you in advance.

Worried Mother of a teenager
edited December 2010
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20644 replies1977 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 22,621 Super Moderator

    All will be fine. IF he is missing anything, the college will let him know. Remember many schools are closed with week or working shortened hours. If he is applying RD with a decision in April, he has until mid February to get everything in. The application deadline is for the student. As long as the student has done his part, they will not hold what the teacher did against him.

    If push comes to shove, he can have the GC contact the school to see if they have everything.
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  • drluna93drluna93 8 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Thank you so much!
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  • limabeanslimabeans 4649 replies105 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,754 Senior Member
    Yep, relax. The Dec 31st deadline is only for your son/daughter. He/she will not be considered late if others send their papers after their deadline.

    Reminder: get your FAFSA information done as early as possible.
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  • ImontoyaImontoya 206 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    If you can do it; consider getting someone else to write the rec. The people above are right that he has time to get it in but I would not be overjoyed by a teacher that has not jumped at the chance to write a rec in a timely manner.
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  • mathmommathmom 31932 replies155 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 32,087 Senior Member
    Lots of pieces of applications go astray. My older son got an email when one of his colleges didn't get a letter from one of his teachers. None of that teacher's other letters went astray so I don't think it was the teacher's fault. In the future your son should give a teacher several week's notice.
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