Video on LOR and LOR & The Common Application

    Be sure to complete a Profile/Resume. This helps your counselor/teacher to know more about you.  Once you have it completed, email it to your counselor.

     Access the Personal Profile template Personal Profile Form

    LOR Resume/Profile should include:

    1. Name
    2. Address
    3. Student ID#
    4. Grade
    5. Education
    6. Work Experience
    7. Awards
    8. Activities/Hobbies
    9. Volunteer Service
    10. Athletics
    11. Anything special you want your counselor/teacher to know about you
    12. Colleges/Universities/Schools you plan to apply to


    • Remember that all counselor/teacher recommendations are confidential and will be sent directly to the requesting campus. They are not returned to the student, nor seen by the student (department policy)
    • Give your recommenders plenty of lead time, i.e. thirty days (10 school days minimum)
    • Provide a copy of your personal profile information form
        1. You can access the personal profile template HERE
    • Clearly communicate due dates for each college
    • If an electronic version of your college application is not available, you MUST provide stamped addressed envelopes      (TWO STAMPS per envelope) with GBHS as the return address:
       #1 Grizzly Way
       Granite Bay, CA 95746
    • Waive your confidentiality rights as a failure to do so may construe to colleges that your recommender may not have felt the freedom to comment honestly
    • Seek out teachers who know you on a personal level

    • Forget to double-check all your paperwork for completion before submitting to your counselor
    • Request a letter of recommendation right before Winter Break that is due during the break or immediately upon return
    • Drop your paperwork off without talking to your counselor
       - Many times there are details that need to be clarified (See your counselor during lunch, in between classes, after school, or set up an appointment)