I have one December 1 school, and I think that 2 out of 4 recs haven't been mailed yet .... actually I think one was just mailed today. Anyways, I'm wondering how much leeway I have with this. This is a school for which everything goes to the graduate school and then gets sent to the department after. It seems like this process could take a little while, and who knows when exactly the committee will start to read the applications. In general, is it okay if not all the recs are in by the application deadline, or is this a really bad thing? Additionally, I should add that my official GRE scores won't be sent to a few schools until December 22 when my subject scores are released. But this doesn't seem to be a problem, as it's out of my control. Are recs treated in kind of this way too?