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College Packets/Letters of Recommendation

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College letters of recommendation are a very important part of the college admissions selection process. Some colleges have early decision or priority deadlines of November 1st. Many regular decision deadlines are December 1st and then generally the final deadlines are January 15th. In order to write a comprehensive, personal and anecdotal letter about each of our students, counselors take one day per week (during the first semester) and focus on writing these important letters. Please be advised that on these days we will be unavailable for other counseling issues, however, the other members of the counseling team are ready to assist you if there is an emergency issue that can not wait until the following day. 

  • Important message for seniors and their parents: If you are applying to a four-year college that requires a letter of recommendation from your counselor, we need 4 weeks notice to write a letter for you. Holiday breaks do not count, which means, if you have a letter of recommendation due on January 15th, we need to have your request by December 1st. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.
  • If you are applying to a UC and/or CSU campus, all applications are due by November 30th, however, letter of recommendations are not required. They may request transcripts. Please check individual UC/CSU websites for more information.

Teacher college packet

Check out this powerpoint if you have questions about Letters of Recommendation from teachers and/or Counselor Written Evaluations 

DEADLINES: Talk to your teachers now and ask them if they want your college packet before school is out. Otherwise, teachers need 4 WEEKS notice prior to the earliest application POSTMARK deadlines to complete your letter of recommendation. Early Action/Early Decision packets must be turned in by October 1, 2019.

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

Oct.  1,  2019

Packets Must be into Teachers for Early Action/Early Decisions

Nov. 11, 2019

Packets Must be into Teachers for December 15th deadlines

Nov. 15, 2019

Packets Must be into Teachers for January 1st deadlines

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  (Place in BROWN 9 x 12 envelope provided by CdM)

Counselor college packet

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DEADLINES: We will be accepting Counselor College packets starting September 9, 2019. Counselors need 4 WEEKS notice prior to the earliest application POSTMARK deadlines to complete your letter of recommendation. Early Action/Early Decision packets must be turned in by October 1, 2019.

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

 Sept. 9, 2019

Counselors start accepting College Packets

 Oct.  1, 2019

Packets Must be into Counselor for Early Action/Early Decisions

 Nov. 11, 2019

Packets Must be into Counselor for December 15th deadlines

 Nov. 15, 2019

Packets Must be into Counselor for January 1st deadlines

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  (Place in WHITE 10” x 13” envelope provided by CdM)

  • Counselor Evaluation Overview form attached to the front of your packet
  • Counselor Written Evaluation Survey (parent questions are 21-31)
    Go to Naviance Family Connection under the “About Me” tab
  • Resume
  • Essay(s), personal statements(s), UC prompt essays (all essays can be rough drafts)
  • FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) signed by student
  • If a college does not accept electronic submissions, please see your counselor.
  • You must turn in your packet directly to your school counselor, in person. Your counselor will review your packet with you to ensure all the required documents are complete.