January deadlines are fast approaching. If you haven’t requested letters of recommendations from your teachers and counselor, time may be running out. Remember, their winter break is not included in that two week standard for requesting letters. If you haven’t requested them yet, you may be too late. Ask nicely and remember, they are not paid over winter break. Many school staff members have travel plans and time set aside to spend with their families. If you wait until the week before school is out for break, you may be too late.