Number of Recommendation Letters?

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Scathrules
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Number of Recommendation Letters?

Post by Scathrules » Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:59 pm

Is it considered a slight red flag to send more than 3 letters of recommendation? I want to send 4 and most of my applications can accommodate this but I've heard some stories that some adcoms might think that you can't follow directions. Is this true or am I safe in sending 4 letters?

math.magician
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Re: Number of Recommendation Letters?

Post by math.magician » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:56 pm

Scathrules wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:59 pm
Is it considered a slight red flag to send more than 3 letters of recommendation? I want to send 4 and most of my applications can accommodate this but I've heard some stories that some adcoms might think that you can't follow directions. Is this true or am I safe in sending 4 letters?
lol

yfxkele
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Re: Number of Recommendation Letters?

Post by yfxkele » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:27 pm

I don't think it will negatively impact your application (fingers crossed since I am also sending 4 letters)

FieldsMedalist
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Re: Number of Recommendation Letters?

Post by FieldsMedalist » Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:02 pm

If it will add something new, then send it. If it is like one of the others, then it has no added value.



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