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When should I start contacting potential college recommenders?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I've been thinking about who I want to write my letters of recommendation for college applications. When should I start asking my teachers and other potential recommenders? I want to give them enough time to write a great letter. Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great to see that you're being proactive about your college application process. In my experience, the best time to start asking teachers and other potential recommenders is during the spring of your junior year or early in the fall of your senior year. This gives them plenty of time to write thoughtful and strong letters of recommendation for you.

Also, keep in mind that some teachers might have a limit on how many letters they can write, so asking early can secure your spot on their list. When you approach your potential recommenders, make sure to provide them with some information about yourself, like a resume or a list of your achievements and activities. This will help them write a more personalized letter that showcases your strengths.

Don't forget to follow up with them closer to the application deadlines, just as a gentle reminder. Good luck with your college application journey!

10 months ago

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