What should I do about teacher recommendations if I've moved schools extremely frequently?Answered
I've changed schools 4 times my high school career, and as a senior now I am realizing I don't have anyone to reach out for recommendations. I'm really lost on what to do, should I just apply to schools that don't need teacher recs?
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hey! this is so hard! i personally havent moved schools ever but ive had friends that have and ik its a hard and scary thing. i personally would reach out to any teachers you had a strong connection with over the course of your high school career, even if they are from your previous schools. I think that would be your best bet. Although their are schools that dont require letters of recs its a nice thing for the college to have to better understand you and your work! :) i hope this helps! good luck!
Adding onto what everyone said, I also really think you should put this in additional info. If you feel like your letters of rec may not be strong or not really show who you are as a student, tell the admissions counselors. In the additional info session write about how you haven't gotten a chance to connect with any teachers because you've moved around so much. Trust me, they will read it and it will really help you.
Personally I would ask all of your current teachers if they will write one for you and make sure to explain your situation to them. I would also apply to any schools you want to if you can get that letter. I wonder if you can ask teachers that you liked at your other schools? I would try to for sure if you want to apply to schools that need the letters.
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