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Letter of Recommendation Requests

Requesting a Letter of Recommendation

Many private schools and scholarships require a letter of recommendation (UC and CSU schools DO NOT require a letter of rec. unless you apply to a special program). So be prepared to request your letters early. You should have a positive relationship with the people whom you ask. Complete a Letter of Recommendation Request Form to help your recommender get to know you better. If you have a resume attach it as well. Make your request in person, and allow them 2-3 weeks to complete your letter.

Letter of Recommendation Request Form Instructions


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  1. Click on the link below and download the Letter of Recommendation Request form and save it to your computer.
  2. Test that your PDF is saving your work by typing a few lines, save it, close it and then open it again to see if your work has been saved. If your work has not been saved make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader (see above) and try the process again.
  3. It is a fillable form, so all you need to do is tab your way through the document and type in your responses.
  4. Be sure to save your final draft to your computer.

Download Letter of Recommendation Request form

** If you plan to apply to private schools that require your counselor to complete a "Secondary School Report" you MUST submit a letter of recommendation request form to your counselor as soon as possible. The information that you provide will aid your counselor in completing the "Student Evaluation" portion of the secondary school report.

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