Most colleges require recommendations from teachers who have taught the student in junior or senior year in one of the five core academic areas.
Through the College Knowledge course students are matched with one teacher to write a recommendation. If a college requires a second letter, it is the student’s responsibility to contact another teacher. The CCO strongly urges students to request additional letters by Friday, September 19, 2014. Students are required to submit recommendation requests at least two weeks before any stated college deadline.
Once teachers agree to write a recommendation, students must confirm through email their college application list with deadlines and follow the Naviance procedures so faculty can upload their letters electronically. If a student subsequently adds colleges to their list, they are responsible to alert faculty of this update. For colleges that do not accept electronic documents, students are required to provide each teacher with envelopes self-addressed to the college in question and the appropriate postage. Teachers should write the D-E address as the return address on the envelope.
All faculty recommendations must be written on official D-E School letter head which is available in Google Drive. Recommendation letters must include the student’s official name at the top of the document.
Students may seek supplemental recommendations at different points during the application process, i.e. if they are deferred from an early to regular admission pool or if they are wait-listed. If students are applying to particular programs they may seek recommendations from faculty or coaches in those areas. These letters should be kept to a minimum and do not take the place of required teacher recommendations.
Applications will not be consider complete for review until all required credentials including recommendations are received. In order to lessen the ever present anxiety of the college application process, we respectfully request that faculty follow the stated application deadlines.
The Class of 2015 College Counseling Directors’ breakdown is as follows:
Tasha Toran: Aboodi - Hyman
Eileen C Feikens: Goldberg - Papay
Joe Yung: Peralta-Vasquez - Zhang