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College Packets/Letters of Recommendation

The video below is for incoming Seniors only.

During the video, Counselors go over what is needed for the Counselor College Packets. This includes the documents you need, where to turn it in, and when the deadlines are. 

They also discuss Teacher letters of recommendation. 

ALL STUDENTS ARE ASSIGNED TO EACH COUNSELOR'S SCHOOLOGY COURSE, WHERE THEY CAN ACCESS ALL DOUCMENTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  

STUDENTS:  Please contact your Counselor directly if you are not assigned to your Counselor's Schoology Group.  

 

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

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.  Each student is responsible for meeting their College Application deadlines.  

  • 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.  All UC/CSU applications are completed on their websites. 

Teacher college packet

Check out this VIDEO 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 deadlines to complete your letter of recommendation. Early Action/Early Decision packets must be turned in by Sept. 30, 2022.

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

Sept. 30, 2022

Must be into Teachers for Early Action/Early Decisions

Nov. 10, 2022

Must be into Teachers for December 15th deadlines

Nov. 15, 2022

Must be into Teachers for January 1st deadlines

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  (All Documents must be submitted via Schoology)

  • Teacher Recommendation - Student Information Sheet
  • Teacher College List
  • FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) signed by student

Counselor college packet 

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

DEADLINES: We will be accepting Counselor College packets starting September 1, 2022. Counselors need your college packet completed and reviewed 4 WEEKS prior to your earliest college application deadline to complete your letter of recommendation on time. Early Action/Early Decision November 1, deadlines require packets to be turned in by Sept. 30, 2022.

Counselor College Packet Check List (coming for c/o 2023)

 

Important Deadlines to Remember

 Sept. 1, 2022

Counselors start accepting College Packets

 Sept. 30, 2022

Packets Must be into Counselor for Early Action/Early Decisions

 Nov. 10, 2022

Packets Must be into Counselor for December 15th deadlines

 Nov. 15, 2022

Packets Must be into Counselor for January 1st deadlines

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  (All Documents must be submitted via Schoology)

  • Counselor College List
  • Counselor Student Questionnaire 
  • Counselor Parent/Guardian Questionnaire 
  • Resume
  • College Addition/Removal Acknowledgement
  • Essay(s), personal statements(s), UC prompt essays (all essays can be rough drafts)
  • FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) signed by student
  • Counselor College Packet Final Checklist