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Has anyone had a late recommendation letter? One of our teacher recommendation letters is going to be late. Not the teacher's fault, but mine.  Also, for Stanford (deadline today) we are adding the optional third recommender letter, which will also be late.  We will have my counselor letter and one teacher (English) letter on time.


How bad will this be?  Any experience?  Trying to get the other letters by the end of the week.

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from College Confidential site: You don't need to call. It will be fine, just send them to Stanford as soon as you can. Stanford won't even be able to start reaching out to students about missing documents until the beginning of February, so if letters come in a week or two into January it won't really matter.

Same for SAT scores: as long as you took the SAT in december you'll be fine. just send the scores as soon as you can after the test. In the fall a ton of students had to wait till Oct 29 to send their scores for REA, when the deadline was Nov 1 and the scores were accepted with no problem.

The only (very) hard deadline is the electronic submission of the common application and the stanford supplement. basically no one will get an extension for anything.
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