Rec letters might be late, will this sink an application?

endboss
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Rec letters might be late, will this sink an application?

Postby endboss » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:53 pm

As the title says, one of my recommenders will most likely not get my recommendation in on time. Does anyone know if this will remove my application from consideration? Everything else is submitted, so it's just this one thing.

furiousmushroom
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Re: Rec letters might be late, will this sink an application?

Postby furiousmushroom » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:14 am

As far as I can remember most universities will say on the website or somewhere in the application whether the recommendation has the same deadline as the rest of your application or they'll accept later ones.

If the recc is definitely after the deadline then I don't think they'll put your application straight in the trash (its the one part of your application most outside your control) but I guess it could negatively affect you. Depends on how quickly they want to review all complete applications and maybe how much they care about adhering to department policy.




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