How to Maximize the Impact of Your Recommendations

Those of you who will be entering your senior high school year this fall and who will be applying to college need to start thinking seriously about the college application process. One of the important components of your applications will be the recommendations you get from teachers, your school counselor, and possibly an optional source beyond your school.

My College Confidential colleague, Sally Rubenstone, has written eloquently about recommendations, and I'd like to include some of her wisdom among my thoughts here today. Keep in mind that it's never too early to start considering who will speak for you through a recommendation. So, here is the information you need to make the best possible use of your “recs."

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