<p>I know that Dartmouth requires a certai number of reccomendations...but do you feel that sending a few extra is too pretentious even if they're well justified and one of the teachers volunteered to write one for me? Thanks in advance! :-)</p>

<p>Nope, not if it's stellar and helps to round out your application (ex. if you love the bagpipes and spend your entire application talking about how dedicated you are and started your local bagpipe club chapter and write for bagpipe weekly, it would be almost weird not to send one from your bagpipe teacher)</p>