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Recommendation Letter
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I am an international student, I just wanted to know if I am supposed to get recommendation letter from my school subject teachers or is it enough if I get it from the management head .. Also should it be in any particular format ...

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4 months ago

As an international student, you will most likely be using an application portal like Common App or Coalition App, they are essentially equivalent. The expectation from colleges is that you will provide 2 to 3 recommendations, the most common is 2 teacher recommendations and 1 counselor recommendation. Only if you do not have a counselor, should you substitute the management head for the counselor.

I'm attaching here a link to what those forms look like in a .pdf format so you can view them and print them. However, the proper way to fill them out is to have your teachers submit them on either the Common or Coalition app. As you can see, the format is already set up for them to fill out and check off boxes and write-in answers to prompts. It's not like a free-form employment recommendation.

https://membersupport.commonapp.org/membersupport/s/article/Are-paper-PDF-versions-of-the-application-and-or-recommender-forms-available

Good luck

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4 months ago

The most of the universities ask you for teachers recommendation letters, normally 2 or 3 and also the counselor's letter. They have to create a common app o coalition profile and submit it there.

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4 months ago

I am also an international student, and I think if you need teacher recommendation letters, then you have to get them from subject teachers who have taught you. But for counsellor letters, I guess one from the management head would work. I hope this helps!

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