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Letters of recommendation not needed?

sbjdorlosbjdorlo Registered User Posts: 4,806 Senior Member
For the application process, do you need to submit a letter of recommendation? I'm a homeschool parent and my son submitted his application but I don't know whether or not he's supposed to have any recommendations or not. Other schools need them from me-not sure about UTD.
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Replies to: Letters of recommendation not needed?

  • HerasilHerasil Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    They are optional. But if your son does not meet automatic admission requirements, then he might want to consider sending them. Also, if wants full consideration for scholarships, he might want to send recommendations, although I don't think they make that much of a difference because they mostly give out their merit scholarships (particularly the AES award) based on numerical stuff like SAT/ACT and GPA.
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