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Do I need a recommendation letter from a teacher in my intended major?

Hello! I'm a high school junior planning on majoring in biology, but I'm not sure if I should ask my biology teacher for a recommendation letter. I've heard that it's important to get a letter from a teacher in your intended major, but I have a much better relationship with my English teacher. What should I do?

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about recommendation letters. While it's true that some colleges might appreciate a recommendation from a teacher in your intended major, it's generally more important to have a letter from a teacher who knows you well and can speak to your strengths and work ethic. If you have a better relationship with your English teacher, they might be able to provide a more personal and compelling recommendation. You could also consider asking both your biology and English teachers for letters if you feel that they can each provide unique insights into your abilities and character. Ultimately, the goal of a recommendation letter is to help admissions officers get a better understanding of who you are as a student and person, so choose a teacher who can best represent that. Good luck!

10 months ago

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