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Letters of Recommendation

How to get stellar letters of recommendation

DEADLINE TO REQUEST LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM YOUR COUNSELOR: OCTOBER 15

If you are applying early, the deadline is 3 weeks before that due date; NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15

Many private colleges, including Military Academy applications and scholarship applications, require that you submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor, or in some cases a community member as part of the application process. We limit Letters of Recommendation for this purpose. For the counselor evaluation, plan to meet with your counselor well in advance of application deadlines. Meeting with your counselor even sooner will allow the Counseling Office to prepare thorough information about the applicant.

Students applying to private colleges or for scholarships that required letters of recommendation must submit a Student Profile to their counselor at least 3 seeks prior to application deadline and no later than October 15. Students must also make available to their counselor the Secondary School Report by entering your recommender's name and email address--this will include your counselor and teachers that are writing LOR's--into the online application provider portal. You must also select the colleges you are applying to and select the decision plan due date for each college.

Seniors--Follow these steps:

  1. Ask your counselor and no more than two teachers to write a letters of recommendation for you. 
  2. Enter your recommenders' name and email address--this will include your counselor and teachers that are writing letters of rec--into the online application provider portal (Common App, Send.edu, Coalition, Questbridge etc.).
  3. Select the colleges you are applying to and select the decision plan due date for each college in the online application provider portal.
  4. Complete the tiny url below to complete your Senior Profile for Letters of Recommendation. There are approximately 7 sections on the Senior Profile, so plan your time accordingly, as once you submit - you will not be able to make changes. It is strongly recommended that you type your answers in a separate Word/ Google document and then copy and paste your answers into the Senior Profile to avoid losing any of your answers. 
Counselor Last Names Senior Profile Link

Mrs. Brahmst

cbrahmst@fusdk12.net

A - Fe tiny.cc/brahmst

Mrs. Tseng

bradleytseng@fusdk12.net

Fi - Lo tiny.cc/tseng

Ms. Madrinan

amadrinan@fusdk12.net

Lu - Ri tiny.cc/madrinan

Mrs. Vera-Valdez

dvera-valdez@fusdk12.net

Ro - Z tiny.cc/vera-valdez

Mrs. Wittmer

mwittmer@fusdk12.net

Career & College Specialist

tiny.cc/wittmer

 

5. Notify your counselor through School Loop when your profile is complete and you have entered your counselor's name into the online application portal with colleges and due dates selected. Be sure that you and your parent have included digital signatures on your Senior Profile for your counselor to release your information to the colleges you are applying to.

Admissions and Applications: PRIVATE COLLEGES