recommendation from trustee--yes or no?
Hi, wise parents. My son will be applying to a college that has a law school, of which my husband's boss is a trustee. My son does not know the boss, as he's in another city. My husband plans to ask his boss to put in a good word for our son during the admissions cycle. I wonder if this would help or harm him. I think he has a decent shot at getting in regardless, and I don't want to muddy the waters. Plus, the boss is affiliated with the law school, not the undergraduate college.
My husband already asked his boss to put in a good word for a family friend who was hoping to transfer to this college, and even though he did so our friend was rejected. That gives me pause as well.