•  Letter of Recommendation

     

    Click here to print a copy. You may also pick-up a copy in the Career Center or Counseling Department.

     

    • Fill out the “Letter of Recommendation Request” form completely
      • Include as much detail as possible, focusing specifically on attributes or involvement that sets you apart from your peers
      • Spend some time filling out the form – you are asking someone to spend a significant amount of time writing a letter for you, please mirror that courtesy by providing sufficient information

     

    • Hand the form to teacher/counselor/coach/Club Advisor when requesting a letter of recommendation, choose carefully and wisely, this should be a person who knows you well and can speak to a number of your best qualities. It is appropriate to ask people such as teachers or counselors from a previous school and or past employers.

     

    • Think about the school you are applying to or scholarship you are applying for.
      • Does this person know what I want to pursue after high school?
      • Is this person in my intended field of study?
      • What has this person seen me do outside of the classroom?

     

    • When requesting a letter of recommendation, it is good etiquette to ask in person (as opposed to e-mail or leaving a voice message). Don't blindside your writer with requests for additional letters later on. Try to provide a full list of all programs to which you are applying.
    • Come prepared with the “Request for Letter of Recommendation” form already completed

     

    • Be specific with how you intend to use the letter
      • Applying to specific university (supply name)
      • Applying to a number of different universities
      • Applying to a number of or specific scholarships
      • Applying for an apprenticeship
      • Applying for a job

     

    • Plan well
      • Allow a MINIMUM of 2 weeks lead time (not including intersessions)
      • No letters will be written during school intersessions;please do not request during intersession
      • Plan to pick up the letter (no earlier than 2-3 weeks from request), or
      • Let the writer know where it has to be mailed (supply address)

     

    • Remember to put some thought into this!
    • Your letter of recommendation could be the one attribute that places you into the college of your choice and/or lands you that fabulous scholarship!