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Changing a Recommender

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mpp, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator
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    Jan 17, 2001
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    I've sent in secondary applications to two schools (U of Washington and Yale) with the list of people that were going to mail in letters of recommendation. Unfortunately, one of the people that had agreed to send a letter has decided against it for various reasons. What is the best procedure for contacting the schools to let them know that they should expect a letter of recommendation from a person different than the one I originally specified on the secondary application?
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  3. none

    none 1K Member
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    Jul 27, 2001
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    That kind of depends on why the person bailed, if it's a really great reason that speaks highly of you, then tell them that. Otherwise, tell them something else. :)
  4. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member
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    Apr 20, 2001
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    Just call the admissions office and tell them you would like to substitute one of your recommenders with a different professor who knows you better and is less busy. if you say the recommeder changed his mind for "various reasons" that doesn't sound GOOD at all.

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