Letters of recommendation
What makes a compelling letter of recommendation? Learn more about the differences between high school counselors secondary school reports and letters of recommendations from teachers. Here is some advice from various colleges:
Vanderbilt offers sage advice from teachers and counselors
Secondary School Report–the counselors recommendation
If you doubted the value of your report, you need not worry–they are read, often twice. Collegeboard offers great insight. They even have an outline.
Letters of recommendation from teachers
Teachers rec can make an important contribution to helping a college understand your student. The collegeboard has some tips here.
There are some sample letters of recommendation for teachers available here and here.
Advice you should share with your students
Collegeboard has a good article to share with your your students on getting powerful letters of recommendation. Other great sources:
- Getting great recs from NACAC Step’s to college
- Getting to know your counselor from NACAC Step’s to college
- Princton Review on letters of recommendation.