I just finished my junior year, and next year will be my senior year in school. However I have 0 recommendation letters, and I don't know anyone now that can write me one. I have no idea on what to do, and how I will get ones, since its summer and I cant get a recommendation letter. Also next year my teachers will ALL be new, so I have no idea, what to do. Somebody please help!
Letters from bosses, coaches, mentors, and so on can all work as effective supplemental recommendation letters at schools which do not actively discourage them. However, most schools will require one or two teacher recommendation letters in addition to the standard school report and letter your guidance counselor will send for you.
Getting a recommendation from a teacher during your senior year is a possibility, but it is certainly not ideal given that this teacher likely will not know you well by the time you ask for a recommendation! If this is your only hope, you'll definitely need to make a big effort to impress them and build rapport with them during the fall semester.
I am curious why you feel you can't get a recommendation letter from a previous teacher, though. Yes, recommendations from junior year teachers are best, but freshman and sophomore year teachers can work if you simply don't have any teachers from your junior year you feel comfortable asking.
hello! did you have any teachers that class you excelled in or got to know really well? any sports coaches? anyone you volunteered with? school counselor? just think of who has a positive opinion of you! however, try your best to stay away from family members, bosses of a PAID job, people like that. I wish you the best! good luck! :)
Try to email some of your old teachers to ask for recommendation letters. Do not forget to send in a resume also. If you do not have a resume yet, then you can start one!
See if you can get in touch with your principal or any social workers that work at the school. Even if you don't have much of a relationship with either of them, especially the principal, then the principal could just look over your school records and your grades and base the reccomendation letter on that.
Do you have any religious leaders that you know? You might also want to look at internships to build that connection with someone. Recommendation letters are usually requested in the upcoming fall, so you don't need to worry. If you have a teacher in mind, make sure they are someone that can speak to your overall character and not just your statistics.
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