Letter of Recommendation Requests

You may or may not need a Letter of Recommendation for your college(s).  Please check before you request one!
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks to write your Letter of Recommendation. When making a request to your School Counselor please submit a Post Secondary Resume and Letter of Recommendation Request form. These forms will help us write the best possible letter for you.

College Board has a great article with tips about how to get a great Letter of Recommendation


  • Give references at least 2 weeks notice.

  • Read your applications carefully, it may tell you WHO needs to write your letters.

  • Consider an academic teacher who knows your strengths. 

  • Consider community members who know you well, especially for Scholarship Applications. 

  • Give your writer information about you (Resume etc)

  • Its highly recommended that you waive your right to view recommendation forms on your application.

  • Follow up with your Reference a week or so before recommendations are due.

  • Formally THANK your References