Category: Letters of Recommendation

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Letters of Recommendation

College Counselor Recommendation Letters

The college counselor recommendation is one of the most important and overlooked portions of the college admissions process. “Virtually every classmate that I have spoken to at Stanford had a good relationship with his/her counselor, and some maintain friendships,” one advisor said. This year, the Common Application has added two options for school counselors to decline sending an evaluation for students:

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Letters of Recommendation

How to Decide Who to Ask for Letters of Recommendation

Testing, transcripts, and even essays, can tell colleges a good deal about how you perform in academic settings and how you define yourself. What they lack, however, is the ability to combine this objectivity and personality testimony. This is where letters of recommendation come in. 

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Interviews & Networking

How to Get Teacher Recommendations for Ivy League Admissions

Most colleges require students to submit letters of recommendation from teachers or professors to demonstrate academic potential outside of reported grades. On this recommendation, the teacher has the opportunity to write a letter for the student and submit a few boxes with relative aptitude of the student. In this analysis, we will look at the teacher recommendation, strategies to asking for two or more letters, and shaping letters of recommendation.

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Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation Explained

You got good grades. Took your standardized tests. Written and rewritten, deleted and rewritten essays. You’ve listed extracurriculars and community service. You’ve done everything to make yourself an attractive college applicant. But there’s one more piece–letters of recommendation.

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Essays

Characteristics Colleges Look for in Students

When it comes to college applications, your personality matters. The characteristics colleges look for in students, while perhaps not all that unexpected, should be considered before you submit your application. Furthermore, you should think about how you can demonstrate these characteristics on your application, and what to do if you find you come up short on some preferred characteristics. 

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Letters of Recommendation

Tips for Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

Great letters of recommendation probably won’t get you into a school if your grades and test scores aren’t up to snuff, but they can absolutely help you stand out among the rest of the pool of qualified potential students. While of course you can’t control what the letters say, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure they’re as good as possible.

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