Recommendations and Evaluations

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  1. cor2012

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    Hi, my name is Corie and I'm applying to USAFA for the graduating year of 2016. I'm currently working on gathering all my letters of recommendation and evaluations from teachers, pastors, counselors, etc. for the academy as well as for the congressional nomination. I've tried to have every person do one evaluation or one letter, but there are some people who I've asked to do one of each. The academy requires three letters and three evaluations. One of the evaluations must be by a math teacher, so I asked my junior year pre-calc teacher for this. He knows me well and is my favorite teacher and would really be able to showcase my strong qualities, so I also asked him for a letter of recommendation for the academy. Is this a problem that the academy will be getting both a letter and an evaluation from the same person?
     
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    If you follow the instructions in your online application, you'll see that the academy requests that you provide them with the email addresses of the 3 specific teachers they request. The teachers will then receive an email, where they will click on a link and provide their recommendation online. It is possible to do it manually, but the academy prefers the email/online method.
     
  3. cor2012

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    So every one of those three teachers is doing an evaluation as well as a letter of recommendation?
     
  4. fly boy

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    No, what he means is that a teacher may do a hard copy of the evaluation if they prefer to do so instead of the internet version (correct me if I'm wrong).

    I wouldn't recommend having the teacher do a letter of recommendation in addition to the evaluation. It would probably cause problems. That's just my opinion, and others might give you other advice, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    Remember that the evaluation is required. The letters to the Academy are not, though highly recommended. Try to get someone else to do a letter, such as a coach.
     
  5. cor2012

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    Okay, thanks.
     
  6. Dad

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    Actually, my DS mailed in 3 letters of recommendation from 3 teachers other than those who submitted evaluations on line. There is an address in the portal where you can have these optional letters sent.
     
  7. McCoy

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    I read that you were not supposed to use the same teachers for letters of recommendation in the instructions to candidate PDF. "These letters would be in addition to the School Official’s Evaluation of Candidate (USAFA Form 145) and should be from different individuals."
     
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  8. Dad

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    Correct.:thumb:
     
  9. McCoy

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    Messed me up a bit when I read that. Had to find new people to write mine lol.
     
  10. fly boy

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    Sort of makes sense, though. They want perspectives from many different people.
     
  11. mom2015hopeful

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    I believe they will only accept 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the 3 teacher evaluations.
     

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