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Most students are surprised to hear that we want one of their friends or classmates to write a letter of recommendation for them, but the Peer Evaluation is a great way for those who read your application to better understand who you are and what other people appreciate about you.
By the time we read the Peer Evaluation, we've heard about your accomplishments from you, from your guidance counselor or another school official, and from two teachers who have taught you in the classroom. The Peer Evaluation provides us with new insight on your personality, your interests, and your interactions with friends. Hopefully, we'll learn something new about you and perhaps confirm some of what we already know.
Who can write your Peer Evaluation? Anyone you consider to be a peer (this should not be a letter from someone who is an adult presence in your life). Here are a few examples: a classmate or teammate; your brother, sister or cousin; a co-worker; a friend you met at summer school or summer camp; your lab partner or your debate partner.
You can access the peer evaluation form within the "Other Recommender" section of the Common Application. The peer evaluation is the one "Other Recommendation" that Dartmouth requires within the Common Application.