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How much does an alumni recommendation help?

How much does an alumni recommendation help?
« on: December 29, 2006, 02:52:25 PM »
Do schools really care if their alumni recommended you?  I asked some alumni I knew (2 family friends and one former boss) to write me a recommendation to the school they went to because I thought it might help a little.  Does it help in any way?  If so, how much?

Re: How much does an alumni recommendation help?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 03:03:46 PM »
Family friends are generally frowned upon regardless of alumni connection.  The only situation where an alumni recommendation will definitely help is if they still have a strong connection to the school, generally in the form of making big donations.  Otherwise and alumni recommendation from a former boss will help as long as you are in the schools numbers range - the school isn't going to throw off their medians bc an alumni recommended you.