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Submitting Letters of Recommendation for Syracuse

I've heard that some universities have specific guidelines for letters of recommendation. So, I just wanted to know, does Syracuse University have any requirements for the LORs? If so, what are they? Any advice would be appreciated!

6 months ago

Syracuse University typically requires two letters of recommendation as part of your application. These recommendations should come from teachers, counselors, or other individuals who know you well and can provide insights into your academic abilities, personal qualities, and potential for success in college. Syracuse prefers that your main letters are from someone who has taught you in a core academic subject (such as English, math, science, or social studies) and can speak to your intellectual curiosity, creativity, and work ethic. However, you can submit an additional letter if you want a coach, non-core subject teacher, or boss to write you one.

When approaching recommenders, it's essential to give them plenty of time to write a thoughtful letter. I recommend asking them at least a month or two before the application deadline. Also, provide them with the necessary information about the application process and any specific requirements from Syracuse University. Don't forget to share your academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as any personal or professional goals, so they can address these in their letter.

Lastly, be sure to waive your right to view the recommendation letters, as this ensures their confidential nature, and colleges often place more weight on recommendations that students haven't seen.

6 months ago

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