School Counselor

Requesting Letters

When a student requires a letter of recommendation to be written by a teacher, SLA, and/or administrator, the following steps should be followed:

Personally make a request to the individual you wish to have write the letter.  Ask for letters from individuals that you feel will write you a positive recommendation.   

Begin asking for letters early.  Provide the writer at least two weeks advance notice.

Provide each writer with a detailed outline of your high school activities, honors, awards, volunteer service, community organizations, etc.