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02-01-2011, 08:37 PM
Question: My friend seems reluctant to write us a letter of recommendation for a school that is very hard to get into. Our friend says it is because her family has been resistant to one of the school's most important programs and she doesn't want to hurt our chances of getting in. What should we do?

Answer: This is an interesting question! In my experience—and the experience of many of my friends—this happens more often than you might expect. You may be hoping a friend will say “yes” right away and quickly write you a glowing letter of recommendation. Instead, the friend hesitates, seems reluctant, or just says “no.”

Now that I’m a mom who gets asked to write letters for families applying to The Willows, I have a better understanding of what’s really going on.

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