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How much do teacher recommendations matter in college admissions?

Hi everyone! I'm starting to think about who I should ask for teacher recommendations for my college applications. How much weight do teacher recommendations carry in the admissions process? Thanks for any insights!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're already thinking about teacher recommendations for your college applications. Teacher recommendations can play a significant role in the admissions process, especially at more selective colleges and universities.

While they might not carry as much weight as your academic record or standardized test scores, they can still provide valuable insights into your character, work ethic, and how you contribute to the classroom environment. Admissions officers want to know how well you'll fit into their campus community, and strong teacher recommendations can help paint a more comprehensive picture of who you are as a student.

When selecting teachers to ask for recommendations, consider those who know you well and can speak to your strengths, both academically and personally. For example, my child asked for recommendations from teachers in subjects they were passionate about and had excelled in, which resulted in more detailed and positive letters. Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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