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How many recommendation letters does Cornell require?

Hey everyone, so I'm gearing up to apply to Cornell and I'm kind of confused about the recommendation situation. Do you know how many recommendation letters are actually required and if there are any specifics about who they should be from?

7 months ago

Hello there! Navigating the requirements for college applications can get a bit tricky, so it's a good thing you're double-checking. For Cornell University, you'll need two letters of recommendation from teachers, and it's preferable that these come from instructors who have taught you in core academic subjects (think science, math, English, social studies, or foreign languages) during your junior or senior year. This is because those teachers will be most familiar with your most recent academic performance and can speak about your readiness for college.

Additionally, Cornell requires a counselor recommendation, which provides a broader look at your high school career and personal characteristics. Occasionally, some specific programs or colleges within Cornell may have unique requirements, so be sure to review the application guidelines for your intended major. Don't hesitate to ask your teachers early on so they have ample time to write thoughtful and comprehensive letters for you. Best of luck with your application!

7 months ago

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