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Letter of Recommendation Instructions

Letter of Rec Profile Packet

Please use this link to access the Letter of Recommendation Profile Packet


Profile Packet, Fall 2018 

Important Information

Attention Seniors, class of 2018: 


If you are requesting a letter of recommendation, your profile packet MUST be submitted to your counselor by the following dates: 


Applying Early Decision/Early Action: Monday, September 24th by 3:00 PM


Applying Regular Decision: Friday, October 5th by 3:00 PM



Class of 2018, Letter of Recommendation Information in more detail:


If you are applying to a private university that requires a letter of recommendation from a counselor and / or teacher, you must do the following important steps:


1. Attend the Letter of Recommendation Workshop*** at Lunch on Monday, September 17th, 2018

  •       Last Names A-LE: Theater 50
  •       Last Names LI- Z: Library 

2. Complete Profile Packet*** (in the above link) and submit to counselor by deadline. 


3.  The profile packet is due to your counselor on


     Friday, September 24th by 3:00 PM for EARLY DECISION / EARLY ACTION APPLICATIONS




     Friday, October 5th by 3:00 PM for REGULAR DECISION APPLICATIONS


4.  See below about ordering your transcript through Parchment for Common App


***This packet has been available all summer and was announced at last year's Junior Jumpstart.

***If you cannot attend the workshop, please speak with your counselor. This workshop is required to obtain a letter of recommendation. 




Ordering Transcripts for Common Application

If you are applying to a private university using the Common Application, you must order your transcripts through Parchment.


Please follow the instructions below to complete this task:

  1. Create an account at and note your Common App ID. You will need it to make sure your transcript gets to the right place.​​​​​​​

  2. Use the School Forms section of the Common App Online to invite your counselor to be a recommender. Doing this will trigger an email message to your counselor providing instructions on how to submit school forms online. Confirm with your counselor that he or she intends to submit school forms online.

  3. Log into your Parchment account ( and select the Common App tab.

  4. Provide your Common App ID – when prompted, confirm that the Common App ID and information (i.e. your name, colleges applied to, counselor name) are correct.

  5. Your transcript will be sent directly to the Common App Online system where it will be matched by your counselor with your school forms and submitted on your behalf.

  6. Once you have submitted your transcript to the Common App, your transcript is ready for submission to ALL of your Common App colleges. You do not need to submit one for each “C” college.