Letters of Recommendation

How do I request a Letter of Recommendation from my counselor?


Counselor Recommendation Letter Checklist


Step 1 – Talk to your counselor (at least 3 weeks before letter is needed)


  • (OPTIONAL) Set up an interview with counselor (if applicable).  Bring the following to counselor/student meeting:

    • Resume

    • College Essay



Step 2 – Complete the following tasks:


**We will not be able to send letter until all tasks are completed**

If applying to college via Common App


  • Log onto Naviance.

  • Click on Colleges tab.

  • Complete Colleges I’m applying to.

  • Complete “Match” to allow all documents for the Common App to be electronically sent.

  • Sign the FERPA in your Common App


If applying to a PRIVATE college via Apply Texas


  • Contact the college to find out their procedure to receive Letters of Recommendation.

  • Bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope for letters that must be mailed.