Math/English Teacher Recommendation

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  1. H2Opolodude

    H2Opolodude Member

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    Hello everyone.
    A quick question regarding recommendation letters for the Coast Guard Academy application:
    Since I am currently a second-year college student, and it asks for a recommendation from your current or previous year math/english teacher, am I limited to only have my college math/english professors write a recommendation for me?
    This will not be a problem, however I am much closer with my teachers from high school and they know me a lot better than my professors do, and I would expect a more thoughtful recommendation from them. That was over a year ago though...
    Also, does anyone know the format of the recommendation letters? i.e. are they actually letters, or are they more "evaluation forms"?
     
  2. willc1021

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    You put in their contact info in the recommendations part of your application page, then they get an email. Just out of curiosity what college are you attending?
     
  3. H2Opolodude

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    Well I understand that much, I was wondering more along the lines of whether it is a question and answer evaluation, or an actual recommendation letter that they write.
    I suppose this question is more directed toward counselors or liaison officers.

    Willc1021, I'm currently going to a community college in California.
     
  4. USCGA2017hopeful

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    From what I have heard, I believe it is a written recommendation that is uploaded. Only the Guidance Counselor should have an evaluation part in addition to the written recommendation.
     
  5. PupNSuds

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    My teachers said they had to answer a few questions in addition to uploading their written recommendation.
     
  6. shellz

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    Good luck, H20PoloDude....my son did the same. He did a year at a local CC, and was a polo player all thru high school. Switched to crew at CC. Will graduate in 2013.
     
  7. H2Opolodude

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    Awesome! Congratulations to your son.
    Crew is definitely something I am considering if I get in to the Coast Guard Academy. It sounds like a blast
     
  8. H2Opolodude

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    Oh okay, thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for.
     
  9. shellz

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    He enjoyed "the cult". It was a HUGE time commitment though, and he dropped it last year. Kind of sad, but the friendships he made helped keep him sane during those first few years. :biggrin:

    On the other hand, he went to a club polo practice just a few weeks ago, just for kicks. He realized he really missed polo as well..... But, ya can't do it all!

    Good luck again, and I hope you get some great news very soon!
     

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