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Hi all!
Less than a week before deadline I have encountered a HUGE obstacle... I have all my essays done, one of my recommenders is hours away from submitting his letter... and suddenly my second recommender (current recommender) told me that she was not going to write me the letter. To give some context, my company has never had someone pursuing an MBA and are not used to the process, and someone told her yesterday that by submitting a LOR she was kind of representing the company and with all the responsibilities that mean (in her mind, she would be giving away confidential information such as employee's information.....)
I have already set her up as my recommender, so I cannot say that I am applying to BSchool behind my supervisor's back. Any advise?? I am freaking out... Can I change my recommender? Would I need to address this issue on the optional essay?

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Hey ssebass ,

If you have not submitted the application and the current recommendator is not willing submit the form, you can always delete his/her name from the application portal and add someone else in the list. There is no record that shows you change your recommendator. You can change the name 100 times by following the same process.

In case you submitted your application but want to change the name later, you can send an email to admissions team saying that the recommendator is not available, so I want to change the name. I would personally not prefer this route.

I would prefer to do whatever change I want before hitting the submit button.

I hope that clears your doubt. All the best :)
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New post 28 Dec 2017, 07:12
Many thanks abhimahna! I was already freaking out...

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New post 28 Dec 2017, 07:22
I actually experienced this with one of my clients, and it was fortunate that she's applying to Ross Cornell and CMU all schools that only require one letter. So we are actually focusing on only schools that require one letter. Dropped Darden and added Texas. Truthfully the best bet is to find a peer at this point who you are friends with and can work very openly with. You will want to at least outline a specific example if not write it out and then have your peer rewrite it in their own words. This latter option definitely not optimal but it has to be done sometimes. can't let this lady stand in the way of your dreams. Then you can address in the optional area why you've chosen a peer and I think that the story is provided here is perfectly acceptable and totally believable

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