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Grad school application and sending more than they ask for

  1. Aug 30, 2013 #1
    I would like to apply to grad schools next Fall. If the school requires 3 recommendations, is it ever a good idea to include more? Also, what do you guys think about including a CV?
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  3. Aug 30, 2013 #2

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    Ever? I am sure there is some alignment of the planets where the plus of the 4th letter overcomes the minus of "cannot even follow simple directions". But I can't think of any.
  4. Aug 30, 2013 #3
    Thanks Vanadium... I think you are telling me it's a really bad idea?!
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    Your best bet is to follow as precisely as you can the application procedure.

    You don't get bonus points for having a fourth reference.

    Most applications will, require you to essentially submit your CV in one form or another. Some will ask for it explicitly. Others will have you fill out a form that contains about 90% of what would typically be on yur CV anyway. So if you're asking whether it's a good idea to put one together at this point, the answer is yes.
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #5
    Choppy, thank you very much... your answer is awesome!! I'm really glad I asked, and you answered! :biggrin:
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