To Ask or Not to Ask: How to Request College Admission Recommendation Letters

When it’s time to apply to college, asking for recommendation letters can be scary.  You’ve never done it before, so you might not know how to get started.  Rest assured, the people you should ask will know that it’s challenging and most will feel honored to recommend you.  Here are a few tips that can guide you through the process.

P.S.  Don’t forget to give your recommender a thank-you note and update them with info on which colleges you were accepted into.  This makes sure you keep them as good sources of recommendations, especially if in a short while you’ll be applying for scholarships and, later on, internships.