Counselor Recommendation...

<p>After reading a bit about teacher recs, I started worrying about my counselor rec. There's a big difference in that you have at least some control over your teacher recs in that you can choose who you think will write you a positive one, whereas you automatically get your counselor to write you one. Would a college counselor write something negative? I wouldn't think so, since it is their job after all, but if you didn't exactly get along very well, etc...?</p>

<p>Well, just how bad is your relationship with your counselor? It's okay if you don't know each other very well. At one info session at Yale, the admissions rep was talking about how they recognize that not everyone knows their counselors well, so Yale isn't automatically going to reject anyone who gets a lukewarm rec from the counselor. He said that the counselor rec was more for confirming academic success and stuff.</p>

<p>To me, I think most schools would have similar policies.</p>

<p>Unless you have a really malicious counselor, I don't think s/he'll deliberately write a negative one. It's more likely to be generic, which isn't necessarily bad.</p>