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Secondary School Report: Counselor Rec & Transcript

If you plan to apply to private universities you may need a counselor letter of recommendation and an official transcript. 

Letter of Recommendation

1) Print and fill out the Brag Sheet (below)

2) Ask your Guidance Specialist or College & Career Specialist IN PERSON & bring completed Brag Sheet

3) Input your Recommender's email address into Common App

4) Write a Thank you note to thank them for writing your letter!



Seniors applying to colleges that require a letter of recommendation will need to ask in person with a brag sheet by the following days. 


Counselor Letter Deadline


College Deadline















*You may also pick up a blank Brag Sheet from the College and Career Center 

**For dates not listed: Please give at least three week's notice so your recommender can write a thoughtful letter




1) Sign up on

2) Use your unique 8 digit code on Common App to send to all colleges on your Common App (at the time of application) 

3) Order your mid-year transcripts through Parchment by January 7; when ordering select "hold for grades” box so colleges will see your 1st semester senior year grades

4) If you went to more than one high school contact admissions if they require transcripts from all high schools attended

5) Send your Official Final Transcript to the school you will be attending by June 1. When ordering select "hold for grades” box and final transcript will be sent.  


*UCs and CSU's do not require a transcript at the beginning or middle of senior year (unless requested by the university)

*The first two official parchment transcripts are free