#031 – The letters of recommendation are an important part of the college application for any student seeking admission into most institutions, especially those that are selective.
On this episode, we talk about the differences in requirements regarding letters of recommendation that most colleges and universities have, and specific teachers and other individuals who a student should ask to write those important letters for them.
We dive into the importance of asking them to write these letters early enough to beat the rush, that is when most students overwhelm teachers trying to get those letters in on time to make the different application deadlines.
The truth is, teachers are not obligated to write letters of recommendation for anyone. Those who do it, do it out of their desire to help students succeed.
Because of that, we share the importance of asking for letters in a proper way, and what to do when a teacher declines to write a letter, and what to do when one accepts.
Throughout the episode, we repeat the need for students to ask for letters of recommendation at a specific time during the junior. We uncover this and more in this very important episode.
Links mentioned on this episode:
University of Southern California Undergraduate Admission Requirements for First-Year Students
Additional Application Requirements for the USC School of Cinematic Arts
Additional Application Requirements for Different Schools Within USC
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