Impact of Late Teacher Recommendations?

Question: Do letters of recommendation have to come in before the application deadline? I am very VERY dangerously close to the deadlines and 2 of my teachers haven’t sent in their letters of recommendation. Is that a problem?

Not a problem. Colleges are accustomed to teachers who dawdle. Just don’t let them dawdle for too long!

In addition, it’s up to you to make sure that everything reaches your colleges safely. Wait about two weeks and then phone each college to see if your application is complete (unless the college has already notified you that it is or has provided a Web portal where you can check yourself).

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