If you will be applying to college next year, you will very shortly be in the market for teacher recommendations, and you may be wondering what teachers you should ask for these recommendations. Should you always ask the teacher who gave you the best grade? Not necessarily, says former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer Sai Somboon, as subject matter and relationships must also factor into the equation. Check out this installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, for the answer to the question, “Who do you ask for a college recommendation?

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Written by Sai Somboon
Sai Somboon is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Sai previously worked as a senior admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania.