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A blog about college, admissions practices, financial aid procedures, and more!

Teacher Recommendations for College Applications

Friday, April 20, 2018

When considering which teachers to select for teacher recommendations start with determining which three classes were your favorite.  What did you do in class that was worthy of praise?  Teacher evaluations should have anecdotes of your performance in class which might include participation in discussions, class presentations, group projects and essays.  What character traits did you demonstrate?  Some traits important to teachers are integrity, independence, initiative, responsibility, maturity, respect, perseverance, attention, punctuality, and going beyond expectations.  Did you demonstrate intellectual curiosity, creativity and unique solutions to problems?  What makes you stand-out so the teacher remembers you as a devoted student?

Some classes may have been a challenge for you.  Often the teacher who taught you in the class where you earned a C, has the most to say about your character and perseverance.  Colleges are interested in tenacity and grit.  

I can help you determine which teachers will help you tell your story to a college admissions team.  Give me a call.  

Keeping up with aid, admissions, and colleges

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If there is one thing we can count on, it's that what we learned even a few years ago about financial aid practices, college admissions procedures, and even what individual colleges are looking for will have changed by now.

That's why I constantly monitor the practices and procedures that will impact my clients, and why I visit numerous college campuses, and have many meetings with the admissions staffs of colleges everywhere.

When I visit college campuses, meet with these admissions offices, and learn new policies and practices that will affect my clients, I will post my findings here, in my blog, and also send them in my newsletter, so be sure to sign up!

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