I believe the website says it is not required - but that if you do send it - it must accompany the transcript. The counselor evaluation is required and high schools should automatically send that with the transcript. When we attended an info session last year - they seemed to really stress that a teacher rec was not required - and given the number of apps they receive - the limited time they have to read them, etc. My son did not send one - based on this info. But, I certainly can see the point that there is no harm in sending one.