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Adding a Recommender on Common App?

I've got a question about the recommender section on Common App. How do I go about adding a recommender? Is it complicated? Any tips for making sure it goes smoothly with my teachers? Thanks for the help!

7 months ago

Hey there! Adding a recommender on the Common App is pretty straightforward. Simply log into your Common App account, go to the 'My Colleges' section, and select one of your colleges. Once there, you'll see a 'Recommenders and FERPA' section. Start by completing the FERPA Release Authorization, which is important to give schools permission to review your application. Afterwards, you'll be able to invite recommenders by providing their email addresses. They'll receive an email with a link to submit their recommendation.

Just a couple of tips: Communicate with your recommenders early and give them plenty of notice – at least a month if possible. Also, provide them with your resume or a list of accomplishments/activities to help them write a more detailed and personal letter. Remember to follow up with a thank you note after they submit their recommendation. It's always appreciated and keeps things positive. Good luck!

7 months ago

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