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Letters of Recommendation

August 28, 2016

Quick word on Letters of Recommendations - YES it is that time you need to get them

  • Get letters of recommendation

    • Procrastination often strikes students who are asking for teacher recommendations.  Don’t be shy.  The teachers know you’ll be coming.  The greatest sin is to wait until the last minute.

    • Choose Teachers Carefully

      • Don’t pick the teachers who gave you an easy “A”, rather go for the ones who you worked the hardest for, who know you the best and for whom you did your best work.

      • Check the requirements of the colleges, some will only require one

      • Be sure to let the teachers know of the deadlines.

    • Ask teachers soon

      • Mid-September is a good time. 

      • If you want to wait a little longer as you are getting to know a twelfth-grade teacher, that’s fine. 

      • Keep in mind that popular teachers may have twenty kids who ask them for letters.  Its better to be the first to ask than the twentieth

    • Give teacher your resume and best work

      • Remember when I told you (as a freshman) to save your best work?

        • Now is the time to dig up the stuff from classes you took with teachers whom you have asked to write recommendations.

        • A resume may jog their memories about your involvements outside of class

    • Follow up with your teachers (Politely)

      • About a week before your first application deadline, follow up with your teachers.  Say something like,