Counselor Letter of Recommendation

  • What is a Counselor's Letter of Recommendation?

    • The Counselor Letter of Recommendation provides colleges and other recipient organizations a holistic picture of your character, personal qualities, passions or challenges that can't be conveyed by grades or test scores. It provides insight into your personality and potential to thrive in a college setting.
    • This is in contrast to your Teacher Letter of Recommendation which is a less holistic picture of you.
    • For Boca High students, this would be your dean, your AP or your school counselor.

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    • Make sure you request your letter of recommendation at least one month before you need it.


  • Do I need a counselor recommendation letter?

  • When and how do I request a counselor letter of recommendation?

  • My college requires my counselor letter in paper format. What does the counseling office need from me?

  • How are counselor recommendation letters sent?

  • How do I know if my counselor recommendation letter has been sent or received by my colleges?

  • What is FERPA and why should I waive it?