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5 months ago
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Recommendation letters for Homeschool
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I am home schooled and do not have teachers who can write me a recommendation letter. I have a tutor who can but most schools require two rec letters. Who else an write my letter? Can I ask my former teachers (Dec 2020 and before) to write them?

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5 months ago

As others have mentioned, I would search the websites of the schools you are considering applying to and see if they have specific instructions for homeschool students. You can probably get away with using your tutor and one of your former teachers (depending on the school and if you're applying soon) but it's best to check with the specific schools you are applying to first.

Are you applying this fall? I only ask because if you're not planning on applying soon then getting a rec letter from a teacher now, when you're applying in a few years, probably isn't worth it. Your skills and abilities will change before you apply to schools as well as your personality. What gets written for you now may not be relevant if you're applying in a few years.

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5 months ago

I would check for the specific school. I remember when I was looking at the apply section on my dream school's website they had a section titled homeschooled. I would start asking your former teachers though in case you do need some from them. But look into what specific schools say. They have usually thought of everything at this point so they should have info for that on their websites. It would be easier to google school name homeschooled.

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5 months ago

You can ask your tutor as one recommendation letter. Another recommendation can come from any previous teacher in high school or if you did any internship or jobs, one can come from them.

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