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Deadlines for Common App recommendation letters?

Hey, I'm feeling a little stressed about my teachers getting my recommendation letters in on time. What are the deadlines for Common App recommendation letters, and are they different for each school or more like a general deadline?

7 months ago

It's normal to feel stressed about recommendation letters, but understanding the deadlines can help alleviate that stress. The deadlines for Common App recommendation letters typically align with the application deadlines for each individual school. So, rather than having one general deadline for all schools, you'll need to check the deadlines for each college on your list.

Make sure you pay attention to the various types of deadlines that schools have, such as Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision, and sometimes even Rolling Admissions. Each type of deadline will have its own due date for the application, which includes the recommendation letters. Additionally, sometimes schools may have one deadline for your main application and another for external materials like rec letters and test scores, so also make sure you're aware if that's the case at any of your schools.

It's important to give your recommenders plenty of notice (at least a month or more) so they have ample time to write a thoughtful and strong recommendation for you. Be sure to communicate the specific deadlines for each school with your recommenders and provide them with any necessary information about the submission process through the Common App.

In summary, recommendation letter deadlines vary depending on each college's application deadlines, and it's essential to keep track of them to ensure all parts of your application are submitted on time. Good luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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