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Curious how to ask for a letter of recommendation for elite colleges? Learn how you can influence what your teachers and counselor write!
September 20, 2023
How many letters of recommendation should you submit to colleges? It depends on the college, but the answer is three in most cases.
September 10, 2023
At Smith College, parent letters are optional. That's right. Letters from parents can be included with the application.
August 3, 2023
A Professor At UMichigan Refused To Write A Letter Of Recommendation For A Student Applying To A Program In Israel...Because It Was In Israel. Learn More!
September 24, 2018
An impressive letter of recommendation can come from a school custodian. It doesn't have to come from a former president of a country.
April 7, 2017
We would argue that a teacher or school counselor has every right to rescind a letter of recommendation if new information about a student comes to light.
February 7, 2017
UC Berkeley has changed its policy yet again with respect to teacher letters of recommendation. It's rather bizarre if you ask us!
August 13, 2015
Select teachers who actually know you when deciding upon who should write your letters of recommendation for college.
August 4, 2015
Getting teacher letters of rec early is key or you'll end up with template letters. And template letters are terrible.
July 7, 2014
Great recommendation letters tell stories. There's a nice piece up today on "Inside Higher Ed" written by John Warner that we wanted to share with you.
September 12, 2013
Letters of rec from teachers are important in the college admissions process. Be sure to thank these teachers for writing letters on your behalf!
May 25, 2013
Letters of recommendation from teachers and guidance counselors are of great importance in the highly selective college admissions process.
December 11, 2012
Don't forget to thank your guidance counselor and teachers for writing their letters of recommendation on your behalf! Too many students forget to do this.
July 20, 2012
Your guidance counselor recommendation is one of the most important components of your college application. So be nice to your guidance counselor!
November 1, 2011
Guidance counselors have great power in the college admissions process and we recommend thanking them for their work on your recommendation.
October 4, 2011
A college letter of recommendation from a senator who doesn't know you may well do more harm than good.
July 21, 2011