Choose your recommenders thoughtfully.
Dartmouth requires three recommendations and strongly encourages a fourth: A counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations are required. In addition, a peer recommendation is strongly encouraged. These different reflections help us understand your involvement and personality from various perspectives. We also accept two types of optional recommendations.
Recommendations for First-Year Applicants
- Counselor Evaluation: The written evaluation from your counselor is included in your Secondary School Report.
- 2 Teacher Evaluations: We want to know from your junior- or senior-year teachers of academic classes (math, history, etc.) what you are like in the classroom.
- Peer Recommendation: For more information about this, see our FAQs. Also, check out this PDF on Inviting & Assigning a Peer Recommender.