Tag Archive: letter of recommendation

Nov 06

Letters of recommendation: An unfair part of college admissions

“But ironically, many of these calls for reform seem to overlook, and even re-emphasize, one of the biggest barriers to college admission at selective institutions: The letter of recommendation, which is either required or recommended by over 1,100 of the 1,943 four-year, private and public universities that grant degrees and admit freshmen, according to federal …

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Jun 07

Esteemed College Alumnus Writes Letter of Recommendation

I recently presented to Penn, Wharton and Cornell alumni who wanted to learn more about the college admission, application and essay process. Many questions came up, including the following. “We know someone who is an esteemed alumnus of College ABC. He offered to write a letter of recommendation for my son. Will this help him?” …

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