recommendation letters for Harvard

Hard-working. Conscientious. Diligent. Receiving a teacher recommendation chock full of words like these sounds like a recipe for college admissions success, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, not if you’re applying to an Ivy League or similarly selective university. Former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, Elizabeth Heaton, lets us know what Ivy League admissions readers are looking for in a recommendation letter in the latest installment of her Huffington Post series, “Who Gets Into Harvard?

Check out Beth’s insight on “What Kind of Recommendation Letter Gets You Into An Ivy League College?” now.


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. Visit our website to learn more about Elizabeth Heaton.