Letters of recommendation and Academic performance

Good afternoon,

This is quite the community. I am applying to UPenn as a transfer student from a military program at a southern university. I have respectable grades and a unique resume. I find myself lacking in the academic reference department because my attention was directed to my commitment as a Cadet. I did my course work and participated in class, but I did not develop close relationships with my professors. I have distinguished letter of recommendation but none purely on my academic performance. I chose two classes I received As in and plan to ask the professors for letters of recommendation.

Are there any points of conversation I should make to help them gain a full perspective of my academic capabilities? And are there any ways to compensate for the lack of relation that may be reflected? I would appreciate any and all input. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

My kid is going through this process as a high school senior. Their high school gives them a form to fill out to give to each recommender. There are about eight to ten questions, I believe. I will try to PM the form to you.

The idea is to give the recommender some material to work with. It also gives you some control over what substance the recommender includes—after all, it’s right there in front of them.

Also, don’t forget to give them your resume, transcript and any test scores.

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Thank you for sharing, if pm is unavailable I just created a separate email just for this,solly45@icloud.com.

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Wonderful. Just sent you it as a PM. Let me know if you don’t receive it.

Best of luck! :blush: