With spring now officially underway, we have to ask: high school juniors, do you know who will be writing letters of recommendation for your college application? If not, let this video serve as your official notice that it’s time to start figuring that out. Teachers—especially the popular ones—get very busy with recommendations once the fall gets underway, and you don’t want to be last on a teacher’s priority list (or, worse, not on her list at all because you waited too long to ask). How then can you decide what teachers to ask for letters of recommendation? Find out in the latest installment of our video series, We Can Explain. In this video, we share “7 Tips to Get the Best College Recommendation Letters.”

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Written by Tova Tolman
Tova Tolman is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Tova worked in admissions at Fordham University, Montclair State University, and Barnard College. To learn more about Tova, be sure to read her bio on getintocollege.com.