Any student looking to attend the University of California, Berkeley any time soon will have a little more work to do before they end up at the Bay Area campus.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the school will now as some potential incoming freshmen to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors. The letters are on top of grades and SAT scores that the school already looks at.
Supporters say the letters of recommendation will allow the university to narrow down how it chooses students from the tens of thousands of applicants it receives every year.
Opponents say they see no value in the letters.
The University of California system is now considering having all of its schools ask for letters of recommendation from potential students.