Letters of Recommendation

What goes into a recommendation letter?

Common criteria recommenders are asked to evaluate:

  • Academic Achievement

  • Intellectual Promise

  • Quality of Writing

  • Creative Thought

  • Productive Discussion

  • Faculty Respect

  • Disciplined Habits

  • Maturity

  • Motivation

  • Leadership

  • Integrity

  • Reaction to setbacks

  • Concern for others

  • Self confidence

  • Initiative

Typical questions asked of recommenders:

  • How long have you known this student and in what context?

  • What are the first words that come to mind to describe this student?

Need a letter of recommendation? Please submit your request below. Requests must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to the deadline.

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