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College Recommendation

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Definition: A college recommendation is a 1-2 page academic recommendation that explains why a student is qualified to attend a particular college. College recommendation letters are typically written by a student's teachers, but they may also be written by employers, administrators, guidance counselors, or (occasionally) personal acquaintances.

A recommendation letter typically focuses on a student's academic ability, but it should also describe the student's personality, extracurricular life, and anything else that makes her a strong candidate for the college.

References and Letters of Recommendations

Also Known As: college letter of recommendation

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