letters of rec

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  1. che527

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    Would teachers/club advisors/principles count as an "appropriate school official"?
     
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    Are you talking about AIM? If so they will be fine.
     
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    Yes, I am talking about AIM. I feel like if I ask the teacher I want for a recommendation for a summer program, then I'd be annoying to ask them again for the actual academy application.
     
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    The Academy app requires a math, english and counselors letters.
     
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    Okay, so I should ask letters of rec for the aim program besides those subjects and my counselor.
     
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    Yes. You can also reach out to an admissions officer for your area.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  8. Idlewild

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    for AIM last year they specified a guidance or college counselor letter of recommendation, not a teacher. Please check the instructions on the application or call to ask to be sure.
    Guidance counselors expect to write many letters of recommendations- don't ever worry about bugging them! But do be sure to ask for the letters very early on and give them complete instructions on what is needed and where to send.
     
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    They said an appropriate school official can work too.
     
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    Che, I understand where you're from when you say you don't want to "annoy" your teachers for a rec letter because I felt the same emotion when I needed to ask my own for letters as well. But they are your teachers and they're there to help you and for someone to upload a letter for you takes less than a minute for them to do. Besides, you literally pay them to help you.

    My math teacher I had for all 4 years of HS and I've used her letter for dozens of applications. She has one letter for me and uploads it or emails it whever I need, she just changes the content of it to reflect the name of what I'm applying for specifically. I'm sure you'll find that your teachers and counselors have a process that is just the same.
     
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