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College Recommendations: Fall Instructions

What I need to receive from you

  1. A one-page checklist for my use listing the colleges for which you need letters and their application deadlines. List the schools in order by their deadline dates. If you need to add or delete any schools, please provide an updated version of your checklist.
  2. Any updated information about how to reach you or about your academic accomplishments.
  3. For each college, a form on which you have signed a waiver making the recommendation letter confidential. In any case, I will be attaching to the form a letter that Iíve written, and mailing the recommendation directly to the college. As is the general practice at LHS, I normally do not complete the check boxes on application forms (characterizations such as ďtop 10%Ē tend to work against you when youíre at a school with lots of good students). However, if you have a strong preference that you would like me to use the check boxes, see me to discuss.
  4. For each college, a stamped, addressed envelope for mailing the recommendation. Please use this return address: Kevin Kelly; Mathematics Department; Lexington High School; 251 Waltham Street; Lexington, MA 02421.
  5. Optional: If you have prepared drafts of any college application essays (especially those in which you discuss your interests and future goals), it would be useful to have copies (these will help me ensure that what I have written fits together well with what you are saying in your applications).

Deadlines (really important, no exceptions)

I need you to meet my deadlines so that I can meet the application deadlines for you and all other students, along with my teaching responsibilities. I canít make exceptions to these dates.
If your application is due inI need everything from you by
Sept. or Oct., 2011 (rare)Friday, September 9, 2011
November, 2011Friday, October 7, 2011
December, 2011Friday, November 4, 2011
January, 2012 or laterTuesday, November 22, 2011

When you get admitted to colleges

Please let me know, I want to be among the first to congratulate you! Especially, if an early admission means youíll no longer be applying to certain other schools, contact me right away, as it will save me some work.