Is supplemental recommendation from an alumnus too gimicky?

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By Dancer (Dancer) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 09:08 pm: Edit

Is it tacky to send a letter of recommendation from a very-involved alumnus who has known you all your life and adores you, even though the application only calls for one teacher recommendation? It would be a sincere recommendation, but I don't want anything to appear gimmicky.

(Although we have discussed the possibility of this person temporarily adopting me for the legacy angle! HA HA)

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 11:52 pm: Edit

Go for it, unless the school frowns upon supplemental materials.

By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 03:34 pm: Edit

If the letter has value and substance and isn't just "oh, this girl is sooo wonderful! she's the best student for the school!!!", it'll be good for you.

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