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Counselor Rec & Transcript

If you plan to apply to private universities you will likely need a counselor letter of recommendation and an official transcript. (NOTE: The CSU's and UC's do NOT need either unless requested by the university) Ms. Yu expects to write roughly 200 letters of recommendations for college admission and scholarships. See instruction below on how to obtain a counselor letter of recommendation. The instructions for transcripts is on the right column.        
 
 

Letter of Recommendation

 

Instructions

1) Fill out the Brag Sheet (below) and email Ms. Yu (iyu@hbuhsd.edu) at least ONE MONTH before your first deadline. If you have a resume or other supplemental information (ie. UC's personal insight question responses, Common App personal statement etc) please include it. The more information you provide me the more thoughtful of a letter I can provide.  

 

2) Input Ms. Yu's email address (iyu@hbuhsd.edu) into the Counselor Recommender's portion of Questbridge, Common App, etc

 

3) Waive your FERPA Rights - Waiving your right informs colleges that you will not read your letter of recommendation later on. 

 

 

 

 

Counselor Letter Deadline

Organization

College Deadline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 9/14/2020

Questbridge

Tuesday 9/29/2020

 

 

(Who should apply) 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Monday 9/14/2020

Early Decision

Thursday 10/15/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 10/1/2020

Private Colleges (Early Action/ Early Decision)

Sunday 11/1/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 10/15/2020

Private Colleges (Early Action/ Early Decision)

Sunday 11/15/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 11/1/2020

Private Colleges (Early Action; USC's Merit Scholarship Deadline)

Tuesday 12/1/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/1/2020

Private Colleges (Regular Decision)

Friday 1/1/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12/15/2020

Private Colleges (Regular Decision)

Friday 1/15/2020

 
*For Dates not listed please give Ms. Yu at least ONE MONTH notice

Transcript

 

Instructions

1) Sign up on https://www.parchment.com/

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

3) 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.  

 

 

Additional Notes 

*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