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Where to send additional letters of rec?

StonesnStonesn Registered User Posts: 605 Member
edited December 2011 in Princeton University
When a mentor writes you a letter of rec, are they supposed to mail it to this address:

Undergraduate Admission Office
110 West College
P.O. Box 430
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430

Has anyone done this?
Post edited by Stonesn on

Replies to: Where to send additional letters of rec?

  • mathgirl21mathgirl21 Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    Yes that's fine. Also be sure to include your full name, birthdate, high school, and common app number so they can match the letter to your application. Best of luck!
  • StonesnStonesn Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    Also, can someone answer this question: when sending additional letters of rec in general to other schools, do they want us to send it to the Admissions Office of those schools???
  • mathgirl21mathgirl21 Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    Yes you mail it to the undergraduate admissions office. Certain schools have different requirements for submitting additional recs - Stanford and MIT come to mind - so make sure to read their policies before submitting.
  • StonesnStonesn Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    Thanks so much. I hate how some schoools are so vague about how to send their extra recs, such as Brown. They don't even tell where to send it! So, I'm just sending it to the Admissions Office, right?
  • mathgirl21mathgirl21 Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    You're welcome! Glad I could help. If Brown didn't give any specific instructions then yes, I would send it to the Admissions Office.
  • decilliondecillion Registered User Posts: 586 Member
    They're vague about sending additional materials because they typically don't want them. Additional recs are seldom helpful, if not redundant.
  • mathgirl21mathgirl21 Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    @decillion with all due respect I disagree. It depends on what type of additional rec an applicant is planning to submit. A mentor who worked one on one with someone on research is definitely an extra rec that can strengthen an application imo. What they don't want is an extra rec that adds nothing new to your application.
  • decilliondecillion Registered User Posts: 586 Member
    @mathgirl21

    That is true. I guess just from what I've seen kids will get like random recs from a principal or random alum, hoping the person's position will make a helpful impression when really the content is just generic.
  • mathgirl21mathgirl21 Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    That's very true. Those recs are not useful. But he said "mentor" so I took that to mean someone he worked closely with on a worthwhile endeavor such as research.
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