Becoming a Candidate & LOR

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  1. BoyerPA

    BoyerPA Member

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    Hello I'm a 2018 hopeful. I was wondering, what can I be doing to better my chances of getting into the candidate phase? I graduated high school in 2011, and am currently taking summer courses at my Penn State satellite campus.

    Also, I've already begun finding people to write Letters of Recommendation (LORs) for me. I know there is no equation or single answer, but what are "they" looking for in an LOR, and who are good examples of recommendations that carry weight?
     
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    People who can talk about you besides how you did in the classroom. Someone who you have a good relationship with. Pick a teacher who can say more about you than your grade in a class. Coaches can be a good choice too.
     
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    Employers who are willing can speak to character and industriousness, dedication, etc.

    Church leaders or civic leaders who know you well...

    You're out of high school two years now so I would make sure I included someone who can speak to your strengths outside of the traditional classroom.
     
  4. BoyerPA

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    Thanks everyone! I've got one person for an LOR so far. He will be a AF Lt. in August, and I was a cadet under him in FALL 2012 in the AFROTC program.

    I still have my first question. What can I be doing to help ensure I make it to the candidate phase? I'm asking because as a college student I'm having trouble finding my ALO.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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