When requesting a letter of recommendation from a teacher, friend, employer, or someone else who knows you well, be sure to:
- Fill out the recommendation request form as completely as possible. These forms are available in the counseling office or click link below.
- Make an appointment to ask the individual to write a letter of recommendation for you. Plan ahead to meet your time line and allow 10-14 days for the completion of the letter. DO NOT assume the letter will be completed if you leave the request in his/her mailbox or drop it off on a desk; make sure you make personal contact with the individual.
- At the time of the appointment, give the individual specific dates and directions for dispersement of the completed recommendation. Provide stamped envelopes if necessary.
- Write a thank you note to the person who wrote your letter of recommendation.