<p>That's what I feel like this week as my D gets all her paperwork together for teacher recommendations, counselor letters, and transcript requests!</p>
<p>Her school has come up with a new "system" this year that involves detailed forms to be filled out for each counselor and teacher she asks for a recommendation. Each form asks for slightly different information, and requires short, essay-like answers. Parents must also complete a 2 page "parent insight" form. There's also a special form for the guidance secretary for each and every school she applies to, and a seperate transcript request form for each transcript. Every form also has a seperate cover sheet! And then typed, addressed stamped envelopes for some schools, and instructions not to mail others but to call my D and have her hand deliver the completed rec back to the guidance counselor. She ended up writing up elaborate instructions on each rec request.</p>
<p>Our kitchen table was covered in paper for 3 days, and we ran out of paperclips and folders.
D could have handled it all herself if she was willing to forego homework, eating and sleeping this week--so I caved and helped her out. She was extremely grateful for the secretarial help!</p>
<p>She's only applying to 6 schools--I can only imagine what the kitchen table looks like if your child is applying more than that!</p>