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Letters of Recommendation?
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When I apply for colleges do I need to get a letter of recommendation from a different person for each college? Or would it be okay to ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation for two or three colleges I would be applying to? I feel like that's a lot to ask of them and I wanted to know before I embarrassed myself haha!

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9 months ago

If you're applying through the common app, you can assign a letter of rec from a teacher/recommender to as many schools as you want. You usually ask them to write you a letter of recommendation for college applications, and they'll write it so it's not directed at any specific college and applicable for all. I asked one of my teachers to write me a letter of rec and used it on 8 different applications.

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9 months ago

Reuse those bad boys!

I have yet to apply to college but I have applied to several summer programs and I based my letters on what I was applying for. I asked five of my teachers from different subjects, one of them being my college counselor to write me recommendations based on specific things. For instance my chemistry teacher recommended me for a chemistry program. It’s best to use people for recommendations that know you for the things you’re applying for, if that makes sense. And yes you can reuse them, colleges arent going to snitch and tell on you for reusing them, nobodies going to know. I would ask a couple of your favorite teachers and definitely a college advisor.

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9 months ago

I think it's ok to ask your teacher for letters of recommendation for a few colleges, it's not a lot to ask, be sure!

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