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9 days ago
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who can write my recomendation later

i had change more than 6 time my school . there is no teacher in my current school who know me well . can i chose my previous school teacher for that. or can i chose another person who know me well

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9 days ago

Normally schools will ask for 1 or 2 from a core subject and have the option of submitting an extra letter if you wish. They want them to be from recent teachers. Students usually ask junior year teachers as when you apply as a senior you would have only known your teachers for one semester or less. The sooner the better as they want a recent description of how you are as a student. You could send the extra letter from a teacher from one of your previous schools though to give them even more information.

I don't know about your school but even after I picked teachers that knew me well I was required to fill out an information form for them to use when writing my letters. If your school doesn't have you could google it to make your own and sent it to them. Your tag says 10th grade so you should have time to connect with your junior year teachers.

Another thing is even if you don't know your teachers that well as long as you pick ones from classes you do well in they should be able to write you a good letter. Also if they felt they needed more information from you they would likely ask. Just make sure you ask your junior year teachers as soon as you feel comfortable asking. The sooner the better because that way if others ask them as well yours should be one of the first they write.

The last thing would be to make sure you aren't rude. Don't ask them to write your letter a few days before you need it. It sounds obvious but apparently people still do that enough for them to warn against it. Ask them to write your letter at latest two weeks before you need it. Besides being inconsiderate of their time a rushed letter might not be as good as one written it with plenty of time, so aside from being rude you would be doing yourself a disadvantage.

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9 days ago

I do not know any teacher at my high school either. I had the opportunity to go one day to school and ask a teacher I had the semester before for the letter. There is no true answer and you have to go with your senses and select the teacher who can take it the most professionally and will write a good letter. Also, send the teacher everything about you to know you better.

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9 days ago

Hi! You can definitely choose a previous school teacher considering your circumstances. Just make sure you talk about how these circumstances affected you and how your rec letter is from someone in a previous school because of it on the additional information section provided on most college applications (common app, coalition, etc.). In terms of choosing a person that knows you well, you can definitely do that if they are not a family member or relative. For example, if you know someone who is the head of an organization you volunteer at or were apart of a club where you knew the advisor well, you could definitely ask them for a letter of rec as well. Hope this helps! And let me know if you have any additional questions!

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9 days ago

I think any previous teacher would work. Make sure to choose someone with a lot of experience so that they can make you look good.

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