It is crunch time. The November 1st deadline is days away and most high school seniors are applying to at least one college by that date. The Application Nation - Class of 2020 discussion board is busier than ever as families have so many questions for me right now. I am furiously answering them to alleviate their concerns and stress.
I bet you have the same questions that the Application Nation families have. So here are my answers to the most popular questions being asked of me.
1. What if my college counselor or teachers have not submitted their letters of recommendation yet?
Believe it or not, most counselors and teachers write or submit their letters of recommendation at the last minute. For most colleges (especially the private ones), letters of recommendation, score reports, and other materials out of the student's control will be accepted and used in the evaluation even if they are submitted after the deadline. However, it is important that the student's portion of the application is submitted by the deadline. Keep in mind that there are certain colleges, like the University of Michigan, that have strict deadlines and won't accept late materials from anyone.
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