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									 How to Obtain a Teacher
Letter of Recommendation
  If You Have Asked a Teacher
 To request a letter of recommendation from a
  teacher, follow these procedures:

    Select a teacher who has knowledge of your accomplishments
     or academic and personal qualities who would write a positive
     letter distinguishing you from other applicants.

    Some colleges request your letters be written by teachers of
     particular subject areas and certain grade levels. Check the
     instructions in your admissions packet.

    Many of you asked a teacher last spring to write a letter. If so,
     go back to that teacher and present the materials necessary for
     mailing your letter included in this presentation.
   If You Have Not Asked a Teacher
                 Yet
 If you have not asked a teacher, at an appropriate
  moment when your teacher is not encumbered by
  class business or surrounded by other students, ask
  politely if this teacher would be willing to write your
  letter.

 If you receive a positive response, you must now
  organize a packet of the materials your teacher will
  need to write an effective letter for you.

 If you are applying to more than one college requiring
  a letter, ask this teacher if he/she would mind
  generating one letter to be sent to several colleges.
 Last Dates to Submit Teacher Recommendation
                    Packets

Early Decision or Early     Other Admission Plans:
  Action:

 October 6th is the last    December 1st is the
  day a Teacher               last date for all other
  Recommendation              deadlines or the letter
  Packet can be               to the college may be
  submitted                   late.
           Submitting the Teacher
          Recommendation Packet
 Submit the following to your   1. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
  teacher at least three weeks      COVER SHEET stapled to the top
                                    outside cover of a manila folder.
  prior to the first postmark       Included inside the folder should be
  deadline. Any student who         the following:
  gives less than three weeks    2. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
  notice must realize the           FORM taken from the admissions
  letter(s) may not be              packet of each college. If you are
                                    requesting the same letter be
  submitted on time.                duplicated for several colleges you will
                                    still need each college’s form included
                                    for your teacher. Fill out your section
                                    of the form.
                                 3. ADDRESSED AND STAMPED
                                    ENVELOPE 8/12x 11 inches, and two
                                    First Class stamps for each letter
                                    request.
                                 4. STUDENT REQUEST for TEACHER
                                    RECOMMENDATION
                                    QUESTIONNAIRE (see following
                                    pages)
                                 5. Resume –a copy of your resume to
                                    assist this teacher in writing about you.
        Download Teacher
      Recommendation Packet
 Click here to download the Teacher
 Recommendation Packet
   1. Teacher Recommendation
       Packet Cover Sheet
 Stapled to the top
  outside cover of a
  manila folder.
  Included inside the
  folder should be the
  following:
    2. Teacher Recommendation
               Form
You will find something like this in
  the admissions packet of each
  college. Some colleges will not
  have a specific form but will
  ask that a teacher send a letter
  on school letterhead.

If you are requesting the same
    letter be duplicated for several
    colleges you will still need
    each college’s form included
    for your teacher.

Fill out your section of the
    form.
   3. Addressed and Stamped
   Envelope for Each College
8/12x 11 inch envelope for each college,
  with two First Class stamps
                                               Make sure there are
      Write in the                             two First Class Stamps on
      Saint
      Francis High                             each envelope
      School
      Address.




                     Office of Undergraduate Admissions
                              Occidental College
                             1600 Campus Road
                            Los Angeles, CA 94001
4. Student Request for Teacher
Recommendation Questionnaire
           5. College Essay
 Presenting a college essay will give your
  teacher more insight.
 Use the college essay written for your
  English class last year if no other essay is
  available.
                 Check In
 Prior to the first deadline, politely check in
  with your teacher to see if any additional
  information is needed. This is also a way
  of reminding your teacher of the
  impending deadline(s).
        Thank Your Teacher
 Be sure to keep your teacher up to date on
 your admissions progress.

 A small thank you note or gift may be a
 nice way to show your appreciation.

								
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