Letters of Recommendation

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  1. usmahopefulnc

    usmahopefulnc Member

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    I am deciding on who to ask for letters of recommendation and I'm a little torn. Does the position of the writer have an impact? I am considering asking my assistant varsity baseball coach for one, as I feel he knows me better and would write a better letter. Would USMA find it weird that it's not from head varsity coach?
     
  2. Dixieland

    Dixieland Member

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    West Point just wants to see recommendations/statements from a high school English teacher, math teacher, and a physics or chemistry teacher.
     
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  3. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

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    USMA doesn't require LOR from coaches, although your congressman might for nominations. I know for my congressman we were required to have 2 LOR from a coach, teacher, principle, or counselor.
     
  4. SF1775

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    MOCs vary in what they want, but USMA strictly only wants Math, English, and Physics/Chem teachers; one of each, totaling 3 letters. These are called SOEs (School Official Evaluations).
     

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