Letters of Recommendation

Staff members require at least 2 weeks’ notice to write a letter of recommendation.


RECOMMENDATION REQUEST FORM

TALK TO THE STAFF MEMBER IN PERSON AND HAND DELIVER THE PAPERWORK

  1. Ask if he or she is willing to write you a letter of recommendation!

  2. Complete and print your resume (see directions on page 2).

  3. Complete the Recommendation Request Form (page 3).

  4. Hand deliver both forms to the staff member.


IF YOU DID NOT USE THE COMMON APPLICATION - FOLLOW THESE STEPS ON NAVIANCE STUDENT  

  1. Log on to Naviance Student - student.naviance.com/hastingshigh

  • Where you see “email” enter your Infinite Campus username, NOT your full email address

  • Your Infinite Campus username is your “grad yearfirst name.last name” (e.g.19Jane.Smith)

  • Where you see “password”, put in your 6 digit student ID# (your lunch number)

  1. Select the Colleges tab.

  2. Click Colleges I’m Applying To.

  3. Click “+” in the top right (pink button).

  4. Search for / select your college using the drop down.

    1. REQUIRED: Under “I’ll submit my application” please choose “direct to the institution” or “via Common App” if given the option to indicate how you applied to the college.

  5. Click Add Application (or Add and Request Transcript; see separate transcript handout).

  6. Click on Colleges.

  7. Click Apply to college.

  8. Click Letters of Recommendation.

  9. Click Add request.

  10. Answer the questions and click Submit Request.


IF YOU APPLIED USING THE COMMON APPLICATION - FOLLOW THESE STEPS ON YOUR COMMON APP ACCOUNT  (www.commonapp.org)

  1. From the Common App tab click Education then complete the Current or Most Recent Secondary School section.

  2. Use the College Search tab to add at least one college to the My Colleges tab.

  3. Select one college from the My Colleges tab then click Recommenders and FERPA then Release Authorization and answer the questions. Selecting “I waive my rights…” shows colleges that you do NOT plan to ask to see your letters of recommendation, which we recommend.

  4. Click Recommenders and FERPA again then click Invite and Manage Recommenders and enter the requested information.

  5. Click Recommenders and FERPA again then click Invite Counselor and fill out the information.

  6. Please make an appointment with your counselor.


Please do not send more letters than what the college is requesting! If they ask for 2, only send 2!

CREATING AND SAVING A RESUME ON NAVIANCE STUDENT

  1. Log on to Naviance Student (Family Connection) - student.naviance.com/hastingshigh

    1. Where you see “email” enter your Infinite Campus username, NOT your full email address

    2. Your Infinite Campus username is your “grad yearfirst name.last name” (e.g.19Jane.Smith)

    3. Where you see “password”, put in your 6 digit student ID# (your lunch number)

  2. Click About Me tab

  3. Click My Stuff

  4. Click Resume

  5. Click + and add the sections that you want

  6. Click Print/Export Resume

  7. Click +

  8. Name your resume (i.e. “College Resume”), select a template, and click Continue

  9. Check the box next to every section that you want to include then click Save

  10. Now you can save and print as a PDF or docx