letters of recommendation question

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  1. bandad

    bandad Member

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    What are the requirements for a USNA application? DS has requested Math and English teacher recommendations. I believe that covers the required recs. I understand that an optional third letter can be provided from a school official, and three additional letters of recommendation can be provided as well. Is this correct?

    Thanks in advance!

    bandad
     
  2. Melitzank

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    I was always under the impression only three could be submitted (Math, English, extra). I could very well be wrong, but in everything I`ve always read, it`s just three. And people usually just submit the optional third one if it adds something to their package that could help them.

    I even found this from a couple years back: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=14660
     
  3. bandad

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    97133M,

    Thank you for your reply. I searched the threads but missed the one you referenced.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Melitzank

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    You`re welcome! Best of luck to your son!
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    If the third letter of recommendation doesn't tell Admissions anything more about your son/daughter, it isn't worth sending it in. Admissions has specifically told candidates if the additional letters of recommendation basically says the same thing (i.e. good student, leader, etc. etc.) it is of no use. Bottom line, it should comment on something that is unique to your son/daughter that other letters of recommendation might not have covered.

    They really don't like reading the same things over and over....this advice also is applicable to personal statements.
     

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