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Do all colleges require letters of recommendation?

Hi, I'm a junior and I've been researching college requirements. I know that some colleges require letters of recommendation, but is this true for all colleges? If so, how many letters should I ask for and who should I ask to write them? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! Not all colleges require letters of recommendation, but many do. It's essential to check the specific requirements for each college you're interested in, as they can vary. Typically, colleges that do require recommendations ask for 1-3 letters, usually from a combination of teachers and a counselor. It's a good idea to ask for letters from teachers who know you well and can speak to your strengths, preferably in subjects related to your intended major. To make it easier for them, provide them with a 'brag sheet' containing your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any other relevant information. Giving them plenty of time to write the letter (at least a month) is also important. Additionally, it never hurts to ask for an extra letter or two, just in case you need them for scholarship applications or other opportunities. Best of luck with your college process!

10 months ago

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