Junior year math teacher

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  1. mlpa

    mlpa New Member

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    My junior year math teacher has strong moral beliefs against the US Navy that prevent him from writing a letter of recommendation for me. When I was at Summer Seminar I told an admissions officer this, and he told me to use my sophomore year teacher. I took a summer math class in between my sophomore and junior years. The teacher that taught me this is also now my senior year teacher. When I told the admissions officer this while at Summer Seminar, he then told me to use that teacher.
    That teacher, the one that taught me for a summer class as well as my current class, has since written and submitted a letter of recommendation. The letter has been in the system for 2 weeks, but a few days ago I received an email from an admissions worker that told me his letter is invalid. I was told that I need to have a letter from my junior year teacher. When I explained that he refuses to write one, I was told that I must wait until 2 months of my senior year have passed before my current teacher can write me a second letter, which they will then accept.
    This teacher has known me for 4 years now, already taught me a class, and has previously coached me in athletics as well.
    Is this new information true? Do I have to wait 2 months? How much will not having my application in for 2 months hurt me?
     
  2. Iowa 73

    Iowa 73 Miner

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    I don't think it will hurt you. There seems to be a strong desire to stick with the junior year math teacher. My DS sent an email to his AC asking to use his math professor from summer pre-calc. The AC said that would be fine as long as a transcript was submitted. Then last week they called my son and told him he had to submit only the junior year math teacher. They had to reset the system in order to accommodate the re-submission. I think there were several applicants with similar issues.
     
  3. kinnem

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    I too don't think it will hurt you at all. Nominations aren't even due to the Academies until Jan. 31 (or thereabouts).
     
  4. mlpa

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    I haven't actually heard anything about this from my AC, it has all come from a different admissions worker. Should I contact my AC to confirm this?
     

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