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Including Recommendations in the Common App - Help!

I've asked a couple of teachers for recommendations, and they've agreed (yay!), but now I'm stuck on the next step. How do I add their recommendations on the Common App? I'm worried I'll mess it up and their letters won't get to my colleges. Need some advice, please!

8 months ago

Congrats on securing your recommendations! For clarification, you won't physically upload the letters. Instead, you invite your teachers through the Common App and they upload and send their recs for you. No worries, adding them to the Common App is a pretty straightforward process. First, you'll need to sign into your Common App account and navigate to the 'My Colleges' tab. Under each college you've added, there will be a 'Recommenders and FERPA' section.

Here, you'll need to release your FERPA rights (this gives colleges permission to review your recommendations without you seeing them). Once that's done, you can invite your recommenders. You'll need their email addresses, and the Common App will send them a link to upload their letters. You can track the status of each recommendation in your account to ensure they've been completed.

Remember, some schools might have specific requirements like a counselor recommendation or additional letters, so always check each college's guidelines in the 'My Colleges' section. And don't hesitate to reach out to your recommenders or a counselor if you're still unsure about any part of the process. You got this!

8 months ago

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