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Letters of Recommendation: An Overview

Solomon Admissions

Colleges and universities review many items as part of a holistic application review: grades, courses, test scores, activity list/resume, and letters of recommendation (LOR). Let’s dive deeper into the role a LOR plays, and the different types of letters that can be submitted on an applicant’s behalf.

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Letters of Recommendation Advice and an Example

Solomon Admissions

Most competitive schools require letters of recommendation (LOR). The letters of recommendation that are submitted with your application are read with great care and are considered one of the most important parts of your application. They do not do so lightly.

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How to Request Letters of Recommendation for College

College Transitions

Yes, this blog is about how to request letters of recommendation for college from a teacher. But first, let’s engage in a mental exercise intended to do something quite strange—help you imagine your teachers as real human beings. Don’t worry—there’s a purpose to this!

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Managing Letters of Recommendation

College Admissions Strategies

Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s) shouldn’t be treated as mere boxes to be checked off on a to-do list because they play an important role in the admissions process. Since admission to top colleges is competitive, the quality […] The post Managing Letters of Recommendation appeared first on College Admissions Strategies.

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Do Letters of Recommendation Help You Get Into College?

College Wise

Which teachers to ask for letters of recommendation is one of the biggest questions facing any college applicant. How do colleges use letters of recommendation? But why is it so important? And how should a student decide whom to ask? In this post, we’ll shed light on those answers.

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Should I Waive My Right to See Letters of Recommendation?

College Transitions

Should I waive my right to see my letters of recommendation? You should definitely waive your right to see letters of recommendation. Read on to learn how and why to waive your right of access to recommendations. The short answer: YES. First, though, know that we get it.

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Getting Your Strongest Letters of Recommendation

CTK College Coach

Don’t forget to follow up by sending along a brag sheet to support them in writing your letter. Read on for our FAQs on letters of recommendation: from whom, when, and how to get the best ones: Frequently asked questions Do I have to seek recommendations from junior year teachers? What is a brag sheet?