Beginning with the 2014 application cycle, the Common Application now formally accommodates non-academic recommendation letters through the online portal, in addition to those from teachers and counselors. So, how do you make the best use of this option?
The answer may be this: by doing nothing at all. Each college requests the relevant data they need to make informed admissions decisions. While some colleges actively request a non-academic reference, most do not. In many cases, that is because an extra recommendation letter is not necessary.