Letter of Recommendation: 5 Quick Tips

Quick Tip # 1 Write down each school’s requirements Recommendation letters are great qualitative pieces that provide your reviewer a deeper insight to your strengths and goals separate from grades and test scores. For these reasons, it’s important to prepare and carefully choose the best person to write your letter of recommendation (LOR). Before contacting potentialContinue reading “Letter of Recommendation: 5 Quick Tips”

Letter of Recommendation: Quick Tip #5

Quick Tip #5 The Thank you and the Follow-up  The most important email you can send during letter of recommendation (LOR) season is the thank you email. Your LOR writer wrote an incredible letter to help you achieve your career and personal goals; therefore, it’s recommended that within a week of submission you deliver aContinue reading “Letter of Recommendation: Quick Tip #5”

Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #4

Quick Tip # 4 They decline or do not reply to your request Unfortunately, sometimes a letter of recommendation (LOR) writer isn’t able to or won’t submit a letter on your behalf. If this occurs, accept their answer and thank them for considering your request. Although you may be disappointed, don’t pressure them to explainContinue reading “Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #4”

Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #3

Quick Tip #3 The Ask Now that you have completed your list of requirements and have an idea of who you’d like to write your letter of recommendation (LOR): It’s time to make The Ask!  Nowadays, most students ask over email or in-person; however, there are many reasons it’s recommended to ask for a LORContinue reading “Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #3”

Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #2

Quick Tip #2 Who should you ask to be your recommender? Reviewers read hundreds of letters of recommendations (LOR) during the review process. Therefore, it’s important to submit a strong LOR with your application. To get the best letter, reach out to mentors that you have worked with directly. It’s more advantageous to submit aContinue reading “Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #2”

Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #1

Quick Tip # 1 Write down each school’s requirements  Recommendation letters are great qualitative pieces that provide your reviewer a deeper insight to your strengths and goals separate from grades and test scores. For these reasons, it’s important to prepare and carefully choose the best person to write your letter of recommendation (LOR). Before contactingContinue reading “Letter of Recommendations: Quick Tip #1”