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Letter of Rec & Secondary School Report. WHO NEEDS A LETTER OF REC?. Common Application Schools The letter is part of the Secondary School Report Private Colleges Scholarship Applications Specialty Programs. TIMELINE.

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who needs a letter of rec
WHO NEEDS A LETTER OF REC?
  • Common Application Schools
    • The letter is part of the Secondary School Report
  • Private Colleges
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Specialty Programs
timeline
TIMELINE
  • AFTER all necessary paperwork has been received, allow counselors & teachers THREE weeks to write letter and send it off on your behalf.

Be sure to check in with us and confirm that teachers have submitted input forms

go to phs website
Go to PHS Website

Click on Students

Click on Counseling

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forms on phs website
Forms on PHS Website

Click here for Letter of Recommendation Forms

letter of rec process
Letter of Rec Process
  • All of the following documents MUST be completed and returned to your counselor for a letter to be written.
    • Step 1: FERPA waiver
    • Step 2: College Information Form
    • Step 3: Personal Information Form
    • Step 4: Parent Brag Sheet
    • Step 5: Teacher Input Forms
    • Step 6: Resume/Extracurricular Log (Optional)
    • Step 7: Purchase Official Transcript

AFTER submitting all necessary paperwork, allow counselors & teachers THREE weeks to write letter

step 1 ferpa waiver

A. Complete Form & Rtn to Counselor

STEP 1: FERPA WAIVER

B. Complete Electronic Waiver on Common App

step 2 complete college information form
STEP 2: COMPLETE COLLEGE INFORMATION FORM

We need to know the deadlines for the colleges you are applying to. Be sure to complete this form and provide counselor and teachers with a copy.

step3 personal information form
STEP3:PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM

Time for us to hear about you. Provide as much information as possible. Download & type right onto this form.

step 4 parent brag sheet
STEP 4: PARENT BRAG SHEET

Download and have your parents type responses right onto this form.

step 5 teacher input forms
STEP 5: TEACHER INPUT FORMS
  • Complete top section and print out form or email to teacher (s).
  • Ask 4 teachers who are NOT writing a letter of rec on your behalf to complete this form.
  • Make sure they can return form in time to meet your deadlines.

This information is used by counselors when writing your letter.

step 6 resume extracurricular list
STEP 6: RESUME/EXTRACURRICULAR LIST
  • This step is optional but highly recommended. You often complete a resume for English class. Simply bring it in to us!
step 7 pay for transcript
STEP 7: PAY FOR TRANSCRIPT
  • It is your responsibility to order your official transcript to be sent to the colleges* you are applying to by the application deadlines.

1. Transcripts for Common Application Schools - For any Common Application Schools you are applying to, pay for your transcript(s) at the PHS Finance Office and bring the receipt to your Counselor. Each transcript costs $5.

2. Transcripts for SENDedu– For colleges who utilize SENDedu, pay for your transcript(s) at the PHS Finance Office and bring the receipt to your Counselor. Each transcript costs $5.

3. Transcripts for all other Colleges – For all other colleges (non Common Application schools or SENDedu), order and send your transcript via www.parchment.com. You will need to set up an account and indicate where your transcript needs to be sent. The cost to send a transcript is $5.00. The PHS Registrar will receive the request through Parchment and release your transcript electronically. Please allow two working weeks for processing.

    • UC and CSU do not require a transcript at the time the application is due.
    • Be sure to check your email throughout the application cycle for notifications and possible transcript requests.
teacher letter of recommendations
Teacher Letter of Recommendations
  • Select the academic teacher(s) that knows you best. Consider selecting a teacher of a subject that supports your intended major. In a face to face meeting, request that they write a letter on your behalf.
  • For Common App schools, enter the names of the teachers who will be writing your letter of recommendation. You must assign them.
assigning recommenders on common app
Assigning Recommenders on Common App

Add the names of the counselor and teachers who will be completing letters of recommendation on your behalf.

if you add colleges to your list
IF YOU ADD COLLEGES TO YOUR LIST
  • If you add colleges/universities to your Common App account, inform your counselor and teachers so they know to send recommendations to these schools.
  • Continue to check back with teachers and counselors to make sure they have all the information they need to write and send off your letter of recommendation.
transcripts
Transcripts
  • For any Common Application or SENDedu schools you are applying to, pay for your transcript at the PHS Finance Office and bring the receipt to your counselor.
  • For all other colleges (non Common Application schools), order and send your transcript via www.parchment.com.
      • The cost is $5 per transcript
timeline1
TIMELINE
  • AFTER all necessary paperwork has been received, allow counselors & teachers THREE weeks to write letter and send it off on your behalf.

Be sure to check in with us and confirm that teachers have submitted input forms

questions
Questions

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Be sure to see your counselor and get your

questions answered during

break, lunch or after school.