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How do Common App recommendations get submitted by my teachers?

Hello folks, I'm in a pickle here trying to understand the process after my teachers agree to write my rec letters. Could someone explain how my teachers actually go about submitting their recommendations through the Common App?

8 months ago

Hello there! I'm glad to hear you've secured your teachers' agreement to write those important recommendation letters. The process is straightforward. First, you'll need to invite each recommender through the Common App. You do this by clicking on the 'Recommenders and FERPA' section for each college to which you are applying on your My Colleges page.

Once you've entered your teachers' details, they will receive an email from the Common App with instructions on how to proceed. Your teachers will then create a Common App Recommender account, where they can fill out any required forms and upload their letters. It's all done electronically, ensuring a smooth and secure submission process.

Don't forget to waive your FERPA rights; this shows colleges that you won't view the recommendations and, in turn, gives your recommendations more credibility. Lastly, always follow up with your teachers to make sure they've received the email and understand the process. If they have any issues, encourage them to contact your school's guidance office or the Common App's support team for assistance. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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