Letters of Recommendation and College Interviews

Letter of Recommendation: How to Ask for It

Writing a college letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don't just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down the hallway. Choose your letter of recommendation writers carefully, and plan out your timing and approach.

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2013

Letter of Recommendation: Writing One Yourself

Read about writing a letter of recommendation, and letters of recommendation, in the Admissions section of Peterson's College Search.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 08, 2013

The Letter of Recommendation in College Admissions

Most undergraduate applications require two or three letters of recommendation. These letters should come from former or current teachers, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

How a College Interview is Like Presenting Your Own Letter of Recommendation

Although it is relatively rare that an admission interview is required, many colleges recommend that you take the opportunity to have a face-to-face discussion with a member of the admission staff. Not sure if this applies?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

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Ask the Experts: Letters of Recommendation and College Interviews

Read actual questions from students about letters of recommendation and college interviews and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 27, 2013
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