What to provide Ms. Smith IF she says yes–you may begin asking her on Wednesday, June 15, 2017:
1. A completed Personal Data Survey–here is the word document version if you would like to type your thoughts first so that you can just copy and paste your answers into the survey. You will receive an email receipt of your survey answers, and you may edit your responses after you submit your initial response.
2. (Optional) A copy of your high school transcript (unofficial is fine).
3. If you are completing your college application online, you will be asked for my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. The school should then send me en email with a link to the teacher recommendation form for your application–if you are using the common app, then I have my own teacher account and you should appear in my student list on my account dashboard.
4. ONLY IF you are completing your application on paper rather than online, please give Smith the following–An envelope or folder that contains these:
- A copy of the “Teacher Recommendation form” from the college application. On this form, you should fill in the “Student Section,” and in the “Teacher Section,” fill out the school’s address, and write Jennifer Smith and email@example.com in the spaces for teacher’s name and email address. MAKE SURE that you sign the form where you are suppose to do so! If you cannot find a “Teacher Recommendation Form” in your application, then feel free to call the Undergraduate Admissions Office of your prospective college and ask if they accept, require, and/or encourage letters of recommendation. Some schools do not require them and others will not accept them.
- Stamped envelopes that are addressed to each college’s Office of Admissions.
- A list of when each letter is due.
- Anything else that you think would help Smith write the best letter possible.