College Recommendation Letters


Colleges and most jobs require a letter of recommendation.  In high school you ask your teachers for the letters of recommendation.  You should try to get 3 letters.

Remember that you are not the only student. Ask the teacher early so they have time to write all of the letters.

  1. When you ask the teacher be polite and remember to say please and thank you.
  2. You have teachers from all 4 years of high school, you can ask any if them for a letter.
  3. Try to give the teacher all of the forms at once so they can include the same letter easily.

If you are an underclassman you still have time. Make sure you have a few teachers that are able to write a letter of recommendation for you.  If not, now is the time to try to connect with some teachers.  Personalized letters look better for colleges the the teacher must know you to be and to write one.


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