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Recommendation letters 2021

  1. 1. EducationUSA can help you every step along the way. 5 Steps to U.S. Study 1.Research Your Options 2.Finance Your Studies 3.Complete Your Application 4.Apply for Your Student Visa 5.Prepare for Your Departure
  2. 2. Every little piece counts. And every university is different. The “Application Package” for the U.S. • Application Fee and Form – Your answers to questions and lists. • Statement of Purpose and other Essays • 2-3 Recommendation Letters • Official Academic Records/Transcripts • Exams (GRE, GMAT) Scores sent from testing agency. • TOEFL iBT (or IELTS) Results sent from testing agency. • Writing Samples, Research Papers, Portfolio, Other • Curriculum Vitae or Resume • Financial Aid Form and Documents as Proof • Interview
  3. 3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. 4. This is the one part of the application package where you have no direct control
  5. 5. Purpose of a Recommendation Reflect on Accomplishments Back-up claims and certificates
  6. 6. Who to Ask? 2-5 People who know you well. Be selective. Academic Professional Coach No Family or Friends
  7. 7. Recommendation Letters Types Online 1. Student provides e-mail address for each recommender 2. Recommender receives e-mail with prompt 3. Completes letter form online or uploads a signed and scanned PDF Typed • Typed on school letterhead (or form) and signed • In sealed envelope with signature across seal • If copied, signatures should be original and school stamp on all copies • One page is sufficient
  8. 8. Recommender’s Role: The role of the recommender is to present a complete picture of the candidate based on information gathered and development, and achievements accomplished
  9. 9. Dealing with Recommenders
  10. 10. Things to Discuss in Your Meeting with Recommenders:
  11. 11. Recommendation Letter Components Date, Signature Letterhead or Stamp Addressed to who? How Long and How well You Know The Student? Student’s Strengths: 1-Academics 2- Determination 3- Work Habits 4-Skills Student’s Assets Out of Classroom Do You Recommend Them to Study in The US?
  12. 12. What if my recommender cannot provide a letter in English? An official translation is acceptable. (we can offer you a list of translation offices upon request)
  13. 13. Take your research seriously. You have many free tools to help. Global network of centers & information on the 5 Steps of US Study EducationUSA AMIDEAST Information on testing, test prep, and fields of study. College Board, Peterson’s & Niche College Board/Magoosh Fantastic tools and resources for undergraduate study, incl. SAT & GRE College search Engines College Confidential/ QUORA Student Blogs. The Princeton REVIEW Student Reviews. US Department of Education/CHEA Database of accredited American education institutions. Search Tools and Resources US EMBASSY CAIRO Information on Student Visas and list of exchange programs. NUMBEO, FOREIGN CREDITS, Cost of Living comparison, GPA calculator, and more.
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  15. 15. Our Facebook Community EducationUSA Egypt
  16. 16. Check our website! EducationUSA.state.gov
  17. 17. Q&A Ask your questions about Recommendation Letters

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