Admissions

When the Teacher Is Tardy

Question: Hello, I am applying for Syracuse University and the deadline is 1/1/16. The problem is, It requires two teacher recommendations and I only have one. The other teacher has not posted it up yet and I’m afraid she may not do so until after the deadline. Would it affect my acceptance or denial to the college? and Is it mandatory to have both?

If your teacher sends the recommendation a week or even two weeks after the deadline, you’ll be fine. But when school resumes again, you need to remind her (nicely!) that you’re still waiting.

You do need two recommendations if that’s what Syracuse requires, but if one is a bit late, it won’t hurt your acceptance chances at all.