Columbia Recommendation Letters


J.G. AR

Hi,
Has anyone sent 3 letters of recommendation to Columbia? They say that they prefer only 2 letters and, if you want to send a third, you have to explain why. I would like to send 3 letters (2 professionals and 1 academic), but I am not sure if this will have a negative impact on my application.

Hi,
Has anyone sent 3 letters of recommendation to Columbia? They say that they prefer only 2 letters and, if you want to send a third, you have to explain why. I would like to send 3 letters (2 professionals and 1 academic), but I am not sure if this will have a negative impact on my application.
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Since they say they strongly prefer only two letters, I would choose the strongest professional letter and send it together with the academic one. 

Since they say they strongly prefer only two letters, I would choose the strongest professional letter and send it together with the academic one. 
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J.G. AR

Since they say they strongly prefer only two letters, I would choose the strongest professional letter and send it together with the academic one. 


Thanks for your answer. You are probably right. In my case, the 2 letters complement each other, so I will have to decide whether to chose only one of them or not. One of them is from an LLM alumni (who can speak from experience) with whom I have worked ocassionally, and the other from a supervisor, who knows me better.

[quote]Since they say they strongly prefer only two letters, I would choose the strongest professional letter and send&nbsp;it together with the academic one.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for your answer. You are probably right. In my case, the 2 letters complement each other, so I will have to decide whether to chose only one of them or not. One of them is from an LLM alumni (who can speak from experience) with whom I have worked ocassionally, and the other from a supervisor, who knows me better.
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