describe the imageFor some students, the process of gathering letters of recommendations for college can be more stressful than writing all those essays. Having trouble deciding who to choose as your recommendation writers for your college applications? College Coach expert Elizabeth Heaton weighs in on the do’s and don’ts of making the best selection in her most recent blog for USA TODAY College.

Still worried about getting recommendation letters? Don’t forget to read up on what you should do if you need a letter from your school guidance counselor and they don’t know you very well. Also, be sure to check out our top college application tips for students from Elizabeth and the rest of College Coach’s professional college consultants.

Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.