Overview: Most colleges will require one or two teacher evaluations. The Common Application requires teachers to submit their evaluation directly. Given the highly competitive nature of college admissions, teacher and counselor evaluations can have a positive or adverse influence on a college’s admission decision and scholarship consideration. Consequently, it is critical for students to understand teacher expectations at the beginning of each class. Only in this manner may students approach their coursework, classroom participation, and assessments in a manner as to earn the highest evaluations. Some colleges will require evaluations to be submitted from teachers who have taught you during your junior or senior years of high school. However, this activity will assist you in understanding how each of your teachers will evaluate your personal qualities, abilities, and classroom engagement. While you may only request a formal evaluation from a few teachers, earning top grades in every class will not only have a positive impact on your overall grade point average, but determine the type and level of classes into which you may enroll.