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How exactly do I invite recommenders in the Common App?

Hey guys, so I'm kind of lost with the Common App, especially with the recommendation section. How do I go about inviting my recommenders? Do I just put in their email and the system takes care of the rest, or is there more to it? I don't want to mess this part up!

7 months ago

I understand that navigating the Common App can seem daunting at first, but inviting recommenders is pretty straightforward, and I'm here to help you through it! Firstly, you'll need to log into your Common App account and select the 'My Colleges' tab. From there, choose a college and click on the 'Recommenders and FERPA' section. You'll need to complete the FERPA Release Authorization, which is necessary for schools to review your application.

Once you've completed that, you can start inviting recommenders. You'll see options to invite teachers, counselors, and other recommenders. Click the appropriate 'Invite Recommender' link and fill out the form with your recommender's name, title, and email address. An important tip: Always ask your recommenders first before you put their names down; this ensures they're prepared and willing to write a recommendation for you.

After you submit their information, the Common App sends an email invitation to each recommender with instructions on how to proceed. Your recommenders will then complete their recommendations through the Common App system. Make sure to follow up with them to ensure they received the email and to thank them for helping you.

Remember, the Common App interface guides you quite effectively, so just take it step by step. Good luck!

7 months ago

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