As the school year winds to a close, college applications might be the furthest thing from your mind. But if you’re finishing up your junior year, there’s one task you should check off your list before taking off (or logging off) for the summer: Ask for letters of recommendation. Most students will wait until the … Continue reading The One Thing Juniors Should Do Before Summer
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?
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
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
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?