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Letters of Recommendation

Most college applications request two or three recommendation letters.
Read the application carefully and ask for letters of recommendation from people who know you well. The colleges are trying to get an idea of who you are as a person so having someone write a letter that barely knows you doesn’t give an accurate view of who you are as a person.
Most colleges ask for teachers as well as people not in your school. Consider asking a boss or adult coworker. Perhaps an adult you have volunteered with and knows you well.
Ask early. You’ll want to give the person writing the letter as much time as possible. We also recommend giving them a summary of your accomplishments as well as a statement about what you want to do as a career choice and why you are interested in that particular field.
Try to make it easy for the writer. If you have a low grade to explain, let them know what you’ve done to improve. Also, provide a stamped envelope as a courtesy. If you can, waive the right to see the letter of recommendation. This provides more credibility for the college.
For more information, call us at 1-855-College