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Old 04-05-2010, 05:57 PM
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Recs are useful, but not a must for most schools in California EXCEPT USC.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:08 PM
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Isn't UCF a school where recs are becoming increasingly more necessary?

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:36 PM
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Arent most of the schools in California competitive?
I would think that UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC would require recs (or HIGHLY recommend recs)
Correct me if I am wrong on that
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:38 PM
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:05 PM
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Does anyone have any input on Canadian schools? I know Greek life isn't nearly as big as it is in the U.S. (in general; I can't speak for particular schools), but it'd be interesting to know.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:06 AM
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I would think that UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC would require recs (or HIGHLY recommend recs)
Correct me if I am wrong on that
I went through formal recruitment at UC Berkeley as a senior (planning to stay a full 5th year) in 2004 without any recs and didn't get cut from all houses until after 3 rounds; the younger women I knew without recs didn't have a problem, and all were ultimately happy with their houses. Unless things are much different at Cal now, I would think that recs would be incredibly helpful, but not strictly necessary. Maybe the people I knew were just lucky.

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:41 PM
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Again about CA schools, it depends on the schools. With the CSUs, it probably varies. With UCs, it also varies. I know hardly anyone has recs at UC Santa Cruz and it's probably the same for UC Merced.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:18 PM
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Does anyone have any input on Canadian schools? I know Greek life isn't nearly as big as it is in the U.S. (in general; I can't speak for particular schools), but it'd be interesting to know.
I can't speak for the bigger campuses, but on my campus (University of Manitoba), you absolutely do not need them. Most people here don't even know that we have a Greek system. Once I joined Alpha Gam, I found out that a dancer that had taught a workshop for me once was an Alpha Gam about 15 years ago, but that's the only Greek connection I've figured out, for myself at least. I think it would next to impossible to get recs at my campus, for anyone who isn't a legacy.

I'm going to take a guess and say that recs would be helpful at UBC and U of T, as they are fairly large Greek systems (at least for Canada). However, I would defer to Greeks actually from those particular schools, that's just an educated guess.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:24 PM
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Good to know, pretty, thanks! I know a couple girls going to UBC next year, and they were wondering.
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Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University and Baylor University for sure.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:41 PM
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Would Wake Forest require recs? My friend who is a Chi Omega constantly is asked to write recs there, but I don't know if they are necessary.
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Isn't UCF a school where recs are becoming increasingly more necessary?

I was recently asked to write a rec for a girl going to UCF so I'm going to lean towards yes...
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:46 PM
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Would Wake Forest require recs? My friend who is a Chi Omega constantly is asked to write recs there, but I don't know if they are necessary.
I would say if she is constantly being asked then a) they are needed at Wake Forest, b) Chi Omega requires them or c) both
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What about UNC Chapel Hill? I don't think that was mentioned yet but isn't their recruitment pretty competitive?
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