While Beloit does not require letters of recommendation, we value the insight they give us into your ability, character, interests, and potential, as well as individual circumstances that may have affected you personally or academically. For that reason, we strongly encourage you to submit at least one, and we will read up to three.
Most recommendations come from teachers in core academic subjects. As you consider which teacher will write your letter of recommendation, here’s some advice: some of the best recommendations we read aren’t from the classes in which applicants earned the highest grade.
Think about teachers who know you well, have seen you work hard, and can talk about how you manage struggles and learn from mistakes. One substantive recommendation from someone who really knows you is much more important than a large number of recommendations.
Other individuals you may ask to write on your behalf include teachers in elective subjects, extracurricular advisors or coaches, employers, college access counselors, clergy, family members, or peers. Be sure to thank your recommenders for writing on your behalf!