gosparkgo Posted October 13, 2015 Share Posted October 13, 2015 (edited) A couple of the schools I'm applying to (Rush and Vanderbilt specifically) require 3 recommendation letters, but allow you to submit up to five. I have three professors, all in the SLP department, who are willing to write me letters. I have done undergraduate volunteering or research for all of them and additionally had a class with one where I went to his office hours very frequently. Should I just submit those three recommendation letters because they are the strongest I have, or submit five? I could ask a couple professors that are out of department that I have had a single class with each that liked me, or else I had a professor in the department that I took two classes with and sometimes went to her office hours. The only thing would be that she is very likely getting a ton of requests for rec letters from other undergrads right now. I also work at a nursery and could ask my supervisors to write me one (part of my personal statement will be how I want to work in pediatrics.) Another issue is that one of the professors I already have said that she will write me a general letter to send anywhere, but Vanderbilt has a small survey at the bottom of their rec letter form. I do not want to have to ask her to fill it out since she implied she does not want to have to do separate letters, so would it hurt my chances that her letter would not have the survey? Edited October 13, 2015 by gosparkgo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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