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Common App Questions

CollegeBound50CollegeBound50 75 replies47 threads Junior Member
edited April 2006 in Parents Forum
For schools that use the common app teacher reccomendation section, what years of one's highschool career can be considered acceptable to use. My GC told me that many times schools want reccs from the junior or senior year, but I do not see any preference made on the individual schools' websites.

For example, I had a teacher my soph. year that I feel could right me a very good reccomendation. Will I be hurt in the admissions process if I decide to use it?
edited April 2006
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  • maritemarite 21343 replies243 threads Senior Member
    My S asked his 10th grade social studies teacher for a rec because she could speak to his essay writing abilities in a way his AP teachers could not. But you should have the other rec from an 11th or 12th grade teacher.
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  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout 5297 replies169 threads Senior Member
    My daughter had one of her 10th grade teachers write a recommendation, but she checked with the colleges first to see if it was acceptable. They allowed it, so long as her second recommendation was from a more current teacher.
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  • jmmomjmmom 8916 replies168 threads Senior Member
    Although it may not say so on the website, sometimes the application instructions mention a preference for a "current" teacher rec. I'm guessing that they find it odd if a student has to reach back too far to find a good recommender.
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