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When should I start contacting potential recommenders?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior and I've been thinking about who I should ask for letters of recommendation. When is the ideal time to start asking my teachers and other potential recommenders? I want to make sure I give them enough time to write a quality letter. Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about letters of recommendation. Ideally, you should start contacting your potential recommenders towards the end of your junior year or early in your senior year. This gives them plenty of time to write a thoughtful and well-crafted letter on your behalf. When you approach them, make sure to provide some context about the schools or programs you're applying to, your goals, and any relevant accomplishments or experiences you've had. This will help them write a more personalized and effective letter. Additionally, it's a good idea to follow up with a gentle reminder a few weeks before the letters are due, just to ensure everything stays on track. Best of luck with your college applications, and I'm sure you'll get some fantastic recommendations!

11 months ago

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