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[Recipient's first and last names]
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Dear [recipient's name]:
As I mentioned to you recently, I am applying to a handful of colleges and plan to attend beginning this year during the fall semester. I am required to provide recommendations to the colleges from people who know me well and who are familiar with my academic and extracurricular credentials.
Would you be willing and able to write a college recommendation for me? If so, I would be honored. If you can do this, just let me know, and I will be happy to provide you with full details regarding what should be included in the recommendation. Thanks so much for your time and for considering the possibility of writing the college recommendation for me.
[Sender's first and last names]