Hi everyone, I'm in the process of applying for an REU (undergraduate research experience). The application requisites call for TWO letters of recommendation from faculty members. In my excitement, I was able to obtain THREE letters of recommendation. - On the one hand, I don't want to appear as if I didn't read the instructions. Maybe they don't want three letters because all the other students will only submit two. - On the other hand, I don't want to tell a faculty member that I don't want his/her letter any more. I would feel rude. I have to submit my application via email (attached in pdf form). How can I word the email so that they don't slight me for having three letters of recommendation? Here's what I have right now: "Dear REU Selection Committee, I have attached my application for your consideration. Note: - In my excitement, I obtained the recommendation of three faculty instead of two. I understand if you can only reference two of them in the selection process. Thank you, [My name here] Applied Mathematics University of ***** ******"