Common Application Recc sheet in lieu of official?

<p>I was considering e-mailing the universities im applying to to ask them if i could use the common application reccomendation sheet in lieu of their own...... what do you guys think? did anyone do that already? does it come across bad?</p>

<p>I did it. If the school uses the common app they won't care.</p>

<p><a href="https://app.commonapp.org/index.cfm?APP=AppOnline&ACT=Display&DSP=CollegeInfo&FILTER=&SR=101%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://app.commonapp.org/index.cfm?APP=AppOnline&ACT=Display&DSP=CollegeInfo&FILTER=&SR=101&lt;/a>
On the website posted it shows that some schools accept it electronically, but does that limit it to electronically or can it easily be mailed in? does it matter if it is in green and you send both the supplement and application via mail?</p>

<p>You can always just print it out and mail it. Conversely, you can do part of it online and send supplements by mail.</p>

<p>If a school only requires 1 recc. for their normal application and the student uses the common app., does it imply that they need to use the 2 in the common app? Sorry if i sound paranoid, i just dont want to screw it up. Thanks in advance</p>

<p>If the school is not on the common app, you might want to check if you can just replace it. </p>

<p>You're not required to send two if the school only requires one, but two doesn't hurt.</p>