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Can you provide guidance on getting letters of recommendation?

Hi! I know that letters of recommendation are a crucial part of the college application process, but I'm not sure how to go about asking for them. Who should I ask, and when should I ask them? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about letters of recommendation early in the process. From my experience with my own child applying to college, I can offer some advice on this topic. First, you should typically ask teachers, coaches, or extracurricular advisors who know you well and can speak about your strengths and accomplishments. It's better to have a letter from someone who has seen your growth and can provide specific examples, rather than a generic letter from a teacher who barely knows you. Ideally, you should ask for these letters at least a month or two before the deadline to give your recommenders enough time to write a thoughtful letter. When asking for a recommendation, approach your teacher or other adult in person if possible and explain why you think they would be a good fit to write a letter on your behalf. Make sure to provide them with any necessary information about the schools you're applying to and your accomplishments. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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