Letters of Recommendation

Most faculty members are happy to provide letters of recommendation when given sufficient notice. If you would like a faculty member to write a letter of recommendation, please e-mail the faculty member as soon as possible to arrange a time to meet in person, to discuss whether that faculty member is the best person to write a letter of support for you.

The best faculty members to write letters are those who know you well, either because you took multiple classes from them or you worked with them on research projects, service projects, or club activities. Your academic advisor may also be a good resource for a letter of recommendation, particularly if you have been meeting with him or her regularly and sharing your goals and accomplishments.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding letters of recommendation: