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Old 07-17-2012, 07:02 AM
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:27 PM
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I know that when I started filling out the ICS, I didn't know that I needed to have the exact GPA, and I couldn't remember my exact cumulative GPA (Like for example, a 3.23 versus a 3.27.....neither of those are close to my GPA.), so I had to guess what I'd remembered. As you know, you can't "save it for later." which was strange.

I hope that doesn't bite me in the behind. It's not like saying "4.0" when you have a 3.0...but I still feel a bit uneasy about it.
If it's that close, it (most likely) won't matter.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:20 PM
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When I filled out the ICS for my school it asks for GPA so I provided what I had which inclued all 4 years, all classes. The school officially reports to Panhellenic the Core GPA which is a little different.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:42 PM
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Saw this today and instantly thought of PNMs and freshman in general:

http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/stude...edia-warnings/
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM
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this is great ! i heard something about rec letters? is that required to rush at all schools?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:49 PM
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this is great ! i heard something about rec letters? is that required to rush at all schools?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:41 AM
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Recs are never REQUIRED to go through recruitment, but it is an unwritten requirement at some schools due to the competitive nature of those schools' recruitments.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:50 PM
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A bid without a rec?

Does anyone have any experience with PNMs at SEC schools (UGA) receiving a bid without having secured a rec for herself? Is it truly a rare event?
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:19 PM
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Correct me if I'm off-base UGA peeps:

If a chapter secures a rec for a girl who doesn't have one, she's probably Mother Theresa reincarnated or some other type of amazing. That doesn't happen a lot. Don't believe the hype about chapters securing them. The only way you know for sure that you have them is getting them yourselves.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:24 PM
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No - that is not necessarily the case that she is a saint. Because recs arent required to go through recruitment some women will have an alum (a friend of their mom or a secretary from school) write a rec on their behalf but never know it.
The problem at the super competitive recruitments is that you can't count on that for every chapter and it is often better to have a letter from someone who knows you well.
To put your best foot - and have a chance at all the chapters - forward at UGA you should try to get at least one for each chapter.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thank you! My daughter has only secured half of her recs and it is unlikely she will secure all 17 in time for recruitment. Last year, 1100 out of 1400 girls accepted a bid at UGA. Of the 300 who did not accept bid, many received a bid but chose not to accept it. Surely not all the girls had a rec for every sorority? She is completely open minded and happy to consider all the houses, so I'm hoping that the handful she does have will be enough to secure 1 bid! She knows she is at a disadvantage and prepared for anything. We will know just how disadvantaged in 3 weeks' time!
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:30 PM
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I have written recs for women who didn't know it (including one woman who pledged at UGA).
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:41 PM
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Did someone ask you on her behalf or did you simply provide a recommendation on your own because you knew she was rushing?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:06 PM
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There are quite a few variables here. One is some sororities by their inter/national bylaws require a recommendation, no question. At less competitive schools they will find an alum to make some phone calls and get it done. At a UGA type school, they REALLY don't have to do this because there are so many girls who have done the tedious work for them. Does it still happen? I'm 100% sure it still happens that a chapter will find a woman to write a rec so that they can check that box for a girl they love. But to rely on that is risky, and that's what people are saying. Also, I believe that whether or not the various chapters absolutely require them is member selection material and therefore secret. I'm also 100% sure that girls get pledged without having recs to some or even all of the chapters. I'm not a fan of recs as a general practice (I think recommendations should be reserved for personal references, not for any Tina Denise or Harriet who comes along), but if I were going through rush today, I'd make sure I had them. Why handicap myself over something I can prevent?

/ETA I'm on my high horse this rush season asking for people to let us know after the fact how rush turned out in comparison to their recommendations. All things being equal, how did cuts go relative to the recs you went in with (that you're aware of anyway). That won't answer all questions, but it will give us an inkling.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:05 AM
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Did someone ask you on her behalf or did you simply provide a recommendation on your own because you knew she was rushing?
The latter. She was an absolute SUPERSTAR, though.
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