NYU requires first-year applicants to submit two letters of recommendation. One must be from a school counselor. The second must be from a teacher who has taught you. The counselor letter provides insight to a student’s college-preparedness and general character exhibited in high school. The teacher letter speaks to a student’s ability in the classroom and level of participation. Both are helpful in our evaluation process. Similarly, both provide information about the applicant that we might otherwise not know. For NYU, a third letter can be submitted if the student feels that this recommendation will provide context that the first two do not.