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06. Teacher recommendations

While your grades provide numerical evidence of your academic record, your teacher recommendations bring those grades to life! They are important because they:

Your Crimson mentor will help you identify teachers to approach for recommendations and helps your teachers format letters that showcase your character, leadership abilities, intellectual curiosity, creativity and more!

The teacher recommendation letters need to act as a compliment and exemplifier of what has already been expressed in your application as whole, which brings us back to making sure every element of your application is the best that it can be!