Hi all! First time posting, just panicking a little and would appreciate any advice you could give.
My guidance counselor has been extremely unresponsive for the last ~7 months, so I’ve been figuring out how to apply to college largely on my own. I’m asking for recommendations from a history teacher, which I expect to be a 7 or 8/10, and a language teacher, which I expect to be a 9 or 9.5/10.
My EA deadline is on November 1st, and because I wanted to give my recommenders ample time to do their letters/evals, I added them on Naviance around October 8th. When I added them, I checked off “send to all schools,” because all of my schools allow two letters and I planned on using those two for all of them anyways. As of today, my history teacher has submitted his letter, and it shows up in the Common App for every school I plan on applying to RD as well as my EA school.
Well, I had my meeting with my guidance counselor today, and she said that I shouldn’t have done that. Basically, she told me that because the letter has been sent to all of them already really early and cannot be rescinded, my RD schools will know I’m applying ED and will think I’m not actually interested in going to their schools. Because my language teacher hasn’t sent anything yet, I fixed hers so it only goes to my ED school, but I can’t do anything about the history teacher’s rec.
She even went so far as to say that my RD schools might rescind their consideration of my application.
Is there any truth to what she’s saying? Assuming I don’t get into my ED school (which I probably won’t, it’s super selective), does this ruin or significantly diminish my chances at my RD schools? I thought that if my RD schools received just a letter and no application they would just assume I sent the letter I used for an early app to all my other schools.
Sorry if this was confusing, and thanks for any advice!!