Does a legacy recommender carry more weight?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Admissions expert David Petersam discusses is being a legacy recommender carries more weight.

    Host: Does a legacy recommender carry more weight?

    David Petersam: Generally the answer is very little and I said very little because that recommender can better attest to your fit with that school and if they didn't think you would be a good fit at the school and because they have invested interest in that school, they want to be protective about who gets in. They are going to be a little bit more cautious about who they write letters or reference from. All this said, they carry very very little weight in the process. So don't think that you have to get a letter of reference from someone who was at the school.