I had a question regarding the recommendation portion of the Honors College application. As is typical with my son, he has waited until the last day to complete the process. This is fine for him but not so fine with those who he requested to do his recommendation. He filled out the information for his counselor and 2 teachers to do his recommendation about 2 weeks ago. The problem is, however, he did not follow up. Today, he noticed that only 1 teacher has filled out the recommendation. According to the USC web site, all of this information must be received today. There is no problem in getting his piece in on time. It is uncertain as to whether or not the 2 remaining recommendations will be submitted on time. Does anybody know if USC will cut any slack on this or should I just save my $50 and not bother with submitting the application.
For what it is worth, here are his stats:
State or Residence: North Carolina
GPA: 3.67 u, 4.75 w
APs: Chemistry (5), US History (4), Calculus BC, Physics, Biology
EC: track, cross country (4 letters), guitar band, NHS, Strategy Club (VP), Biology Club (VP), Chess Club, Coffee House Club, Altar Server, Fundraiser for Wounded Warrior charity, Cashier at Harris Teeter Grocery store
Bottom line: he's a good candidate but his procrastination and lack of follow-up may have torpedoed his chances.