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Recommendation Letters

Are internships important when applying to grad school?

June 15, 2015, Posted In Graduate Admissions Overview
Marc

Graduate admissions committees are mainly interested in two factors: your academic performance (GPA, standardized test scores) and your experiences outside the classroom. When it comes to experiences outside of the classroom, admissions officers do tend to prefer applicants that have work or internship experience. Here’s why. Internships improve your communication skills. By interacting with others … Continue reading Are internships important when applying to grad school?

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How to get great letters of recommendation

April 21, 2014, Posted In Recommendation Letters
Marc

Letters of a recommendation are an important part of college applications. Letters – typically from the school counselor as well as current/past teachers, coaches, mentors or employers – assess an applicant’s character, skills and abilities. Why are letters of recommendation necessary? Letters of recommendation provide admissions officers with a fuller picture of the student – … Continue reading How to get great letters of recommendation

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How recommendations can make (or break) an application

September 2, 2013, Posted In Recommendation Letters
Stephen

Have you already asked teachers to write recommendation letters in support of your college applications? If not, you can be sure that some of your classmates have – and that by not doing so soon, you can put yourself at a serious disadvantage in the admissions process. For most selective colleges, you’ll need two or … Continue reading How recommendations can make (or break) an application

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Who should write your letters of recommendation?

June 27, 2011, Posted In Recommendation Letters
Stephen

If you’re a rising senior, you have lots to think about this fall. One important part of the application that’s often overlooked by high school students is letters of recommendation. How many will you need? Whom should you ask and when? What should they say about you? For most private colleges and universities, you’ll likely … Continue reading Who should write your letters of recommendation?

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