What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

When are teacher recommendations typically due?

Hi everyone! I'm starting to plan my college applications and I'm wondering when teacher recommendations are usually due. Is there a standard deadline or is it different per college? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

7 months ago

Hi there! Teacher recommendation deadlines can vary from college to college but are typically due around the same time as your college application deadlines. For Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications, the deadlines are usually in November, while for Regular Decision (RD) applications, the deadlines are often in January. It's essential to check each college's specific deadlines on their admissions webpage to ensure that you don't miss any important dates.

To give your teachers enough time to write thoughtful and personalized recommendations, it's best to ask them for their help at least a month or two in advance of the deadlines. Additionally, make sure to provide them with any necessary information they may need, such as your extracurricular activities, major interests, or anything else that may help them write a compelling recommendation.

Lastly, remember to keep track of multiple teacher recommendation deadlines if you're applying to several colleges with different deadlines. By staying organized and communicating well with your teachers, you'll be setting yourself up for a successful application process! Good luck!

7 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.