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06/05/2020 at 03:28PM
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I was wondering if the letters of recommendation from professors from an Ivy League institution would help admission?

I am a junior in high school, applying early decision to an ivy league in the fall. I took a summer course at that Ivy League over the summer before my junior year and made connections with two professors who offered me letters of recommendation. Would those help my admissions chances?


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06/05/2020 at 07:35PM

I agree with @crsgo0422. However, I think it would really boost your application to send one of the letters as an extra recommendation letter (3rd letter)!

06/05/2020 at 07:19PM

I certainly think it would help as a supplement but you should still aim to get recommendations from teachers at your school who know you well, think highly of you, and can write a thorough letter showcasing your hard work ethic. The only problem I could see is if you try to use the letters as an “angle” - almost every college states that their precollege programs have no impact on your actual college admissions. My best advice is they can’t hurt but don’t use them in place of teachers who you have known more personally and for far longer. :)


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