How many letters of recommendation should I send USC?

<p>Is two okay? Or is that too much since they don't require any? I know that colleges find it annoying when you send too many letters of recommendation. Any opinions are welcome :)
Thanks! :)</p>

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<p>1 from your counselor, 2 from two different classroom teachers in academic subjects, preferably from 11th grade. Sometimes students also send 1-2 more letters of rec from mentors/instructors who know them well thru extracurriculars, etc. </p>

<p>More than 5 total letters is considered excessive by admissions officers. Good luck!</p>

<p>USC says one:
<a href="http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/fresh_standards.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply/fresh_standards.html&lt;/a>
"Counselor or Teacher Recommendations
All first-year applicants should submit one Counselor/Teacher Report and letter of recommendation. You may submit additional forms and letters; however, the number of recommendations received does not factor into our decision-making process."</p>

<p>anon: ask yourself "why only one?". Because the bulk of the decision process is weighted on your grades/scores. A continual stream of repetitive "he's a great kid" "She's got wonderful work ethic" is un-needed and unwanted by USC admissions. </p>

<p>Your feeling that you want to pack your application file will ultimately not serve you well.</p>

<p>Understand line of thinking for schools with USC's stated policy on letters of rec. To play devil's advocate, sometimes other schools request multiple letters of rec as a check that the student applicant can find more than 1 adult to vouch for them in different arenas of their lives. If they can't, it's often telling.</p>

<p>I would follow USC's recommendation and send in only one. There is an expression in college admissions, "The thicker the file, the thicker the kid." They're busy and don't like having a lot of extra material sent to them.</p>

<p>Thanks guys! I was just asking because for some other schools I need two letters, so I already have two teachers writing letters for me and I was just wondering if I should add their letters to my USC app too.</p>