AIM letters of reccomendation ?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by downhiller2010, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. downhiller2010

    downhiller2010 5-Year Member

    Feb 22, 2009
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    So I had a lot of people that asked if they could write letters for me when they heard I was applying for AIM. I have 6 letters of recommendation from:

    -My scout leader of 10 years
    -My favorite math teacher
    -My Coach
    -An elder at my church that has known me since birth
    -A previous Employer
    -A family friend that retired as a Command Master Chief in the Coast Guard

    Question 1) Is this too many reference letters?

    Question 2) If I send all of them will the academy board read all of them?
  2. vampsoul

    vampsoul 5-Year Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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    I am no expert on the matter, but I am guessing that with so many applicants they may not want to read so many letters. I sent two- one from a physical education teacher and one from my history teacher, who's a navy officer. Perhaps you should save a couple of the recommendations for your actual application. Just my 2 cents.
  3. averx615

    averx615 5-Year Member

    Nov 29, 2008
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    from wat i have learned. having that many might be overkill. just choice the 2 or 3 from the ones who know u the best.
  4. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions 5-Year Member

    Dec 2, 2008
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    1) Yes...this is the first year that LOR's are optional for the AIM Program and we made that change because when we only required one, people would send in 4-6 letters. We hope by requiring none, applicants who still feel the need to submit LOR's will only send 1-2 letters.

    2) Maybe, but probably not...depends on the reviewer and if they are still unsure how to score your record after reading your application/essays and reviewing your transcript. It's rare that a LOR impacts your chances of getting accepted to AIM, which is why they're no longer required to apply.

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