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Submitting College Applications Before Getting Teacher Recommendations?

Hello friends, I'm a bit in a pinch here. Can I submit my college apps even if my teachers haven't finished their letters of recommendation yet? Or do I have to wait until everything's ready to hit submit?

7 months ago

Absolutely, you can go ahead and submit your college applications even if your recommenders haven't finished their letters. In fact, it's quite common for the letters of recommendation to follow the application submission. Each part of your application is tracked by the admissions offices under your name and application ID, so there's a system in place for adding letters of recommendation even after you've sent off your application.

Just to be on the safe side, I would let your recommenders know your application submission date, so they have a clear deadline to work towards. Keep in mind that they should submit their letters before the college's final deadline. Colleges understand that educators have their own schedules, so there's a slight grace period, but it's minimal. Don't forget to send a reminder as the deadline approaches, but always be polite and respectful, as your teachers are doing you a favor. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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