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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 Recommendations

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Teacher College Packet

 

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, 2018.

 

 

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

Oct  1,  2018

Packets Must be into Teachers for Early Action/Early Decisions

Nov 12, 2018

Packets Must be into Teachers for December 15th deadlines

Nov 16, 2018

Packets Must be into Teachers for January 1st deadlines

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Counselor Written Evaluations

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Counselor College Packet

 

DEADLINES: We will be accepting Counselor College packets starting September 10, 2018. 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, 2018.

 

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

 Sept 10,  2018

Counselors start accepting College Packets

 Oct  1,  2018

Packets Must be into Counselor for Early Action/Early Decisions

 Nov  12, 2018

Packets Must be into Counselor for December 15th deadlines

 Nov  16, 2018

Packets Must be into Counselor for January 1st deadlines

 

 

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

 

  • This 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)
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) signed by student
  • Receipt for transcripts (first two free) Your counselor will submit them electronically
  • If a college does not accept electronic submissions. (see Naviance)- include a

    9 X 12 manila envelope- addressed to college with 3 stamps

  • You must hand deliver your packet directly to your counselor