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# of recommendations given

by EMAN » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:28 pm
Assuming I have a number of quality potential recommendations (that can speak about me on many facets), should there be a limit as to how many I should submit to a school? Would anything more than three be superfluous?

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by Graham » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:53 am
Dear Eman,

Thanks for your post!

The answer to your question is that in most cases you should only submit the number of letters that the school requests. Submitting more creates additional work for your admissions reader - and in some cases additional exasperation - so you need to be absolutely certain that an additional letter would truly add value to your candidacy.

In order to asses your specific case, I would need to know more about your overall profile and the profiles of your potential recommenders.

For more information on this topic, you may want to read Clear Admit's blog entry on selecting recommenders:
https://blog.clearadmit.com/2009/06/admi ... menders-3/

You might also want to read Clear Admit's Recommendation Guide, a downloadable PDF title in our popular Strategy Series:
https://www.clearadmit.com/ss_reco



Best of luck,

Graham
Graham Richmond
Clear Admit, LLC
[email protected]
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Good Insight

by EMAN » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:38 am
That is very helpful. Thanks!

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Good Insight

by EMAN » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:44 am
That is very helpful. Thanks!