Letters of REcommendation

Who should you ask?

Typically, three letters are required for graduate admissions. Here's who you might consider as your letter writers:

When Should You Ask?

Ask well in advance, at least a month, and speak with the individuals before sending any forms to them. You can conduct your initial outreach to the individuals via phone or email to establish a connection and their commitment.

Make it easy for the letter writer!

Once connected, if possible, schedule a meeting to discuss your request in person.  

Plan to be able to follow-up by supplying each individual with your transcript, resume and personal statement. Supply them with material to ensure a more descriptive recommendation: