Many colleges do not require recommendations. Some colleges require a specific number of recommendations from specific sources (i.e., one teacher or the counselor). With very few exceptions, it is NOT in the student's best interests to submit more recommendations than requested. With a very high volume of applications, admissions committees do not have time to read repetitive letters. Recommendation letters are generally confidential and are not shared with the student or parent.
The need for a counselor recommendation may be used for college applications, scholarships, employment or other programs. By September 1, 2021, students must submit a completed Counselor Recommendation Packet (student questionnaire, student resume and parent questionnaire) in order to provide enough time for counselors to write recommendations. Please see the links below for the student questionnaire and parent questionnaire that must be completed by September 1, 2021.