Julia  - research team

Recommendation letters

Do I need to submit high school recommendation letters?

Julia  - research team
In many cases, colleges require that applicants submit one or more high school recommendation letters written by a teacher. For a list of college requirements in relation to recommendation letters, refer to this list - ... Read more
Julia  - research team

Too many letters pose problems?

Do colleges view multiple recommendation letters from former teachers/mentors unfavourably?

Julia  - research team
I've found no evidence that points to this view.

College generally prefer at least two academic teacher references. A reference from a teacher/mentor leading extracurricular activities like art, music, volunteering, or athletics can often serve ... Read more
Chanel_simpson

List of college requirements - high school teacher recommendation letters + secondary school reports

Chanel_simpson
Many colleges require that applicants submit one or more high school recommendation letters written by a teacher and/or a secondary school report. A secondary school report is a recommendation form completed by the high school guidance counselor ... Read more
Julia  - research team

Additional recommendation letters

Which universities will accept an additional letter of recommendation?

Julia  - research team
Most universities will accept more than the required letters of recommendation on the condition that they can provide additional valuable insights about you that the other letters do not. It is also important to note that it is not the number of ... Read more
Julia  - research team

Secondary school report

What is a secondary school report?

Julia  - research team
The secondary school report is completed by the high school guidance counselor and is typically submitted along with a school profile and the applicant’s high school transcript. It is also known as a school counselor recommendation form. For a ... Read more
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I've invited 3 teachers to the common app to upload my reference letters. Do they upload the letters once and then I assign them to different schools, or do I assign them to different schools and they have to reupload the letter each time?

synocate
They can upload their recommendation letter and then you can assign the letter to the colleges of your choice. From my understanding of the Common App, you can assign each recommendation to the schools you want and then your teachers will get an ... Read more