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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:
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.
In this analysis, we will take a closer look at teacher recommendations; strategies to asking for two or more letters; and shaping letters of recommendation.
How important are letters of recommendation to admissions officers after all? In this article, we’ll see how critical letters of recommendations are in the process.
Nothing says good manners and thoughtfulness like a thank you letter! Let’s go over the basics of how to write these important notes.
A well-written letter of recommendation from the right person may tip the scales in your favor towards admittance, so consider who will write yours.