could an extra rec tip the scale?

<p>i just found out that one of my recommendations for our day school didn't make it, but they are going to take it anyways. how much would not having the rec the first admissions look have mattered?</p>

<p>excellent question, so let's repeat it.
COULD AN EXTRA REC TIP THE SCALE? I am asking this as the parent of a waitlisted applicant.</p>