Letter of Recommendation
Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I ask to write my letters?

Ask those who will provide you with the strongest recommendations! A few things to consider before requesting a letter from an instructor:

Would you write a letter for me?

The short answer is that, given sufficient notice, I'm game to write a letter for any current or former student — but the quality of the letter will depend on the factors discussed above. If you'd like a letter from me, send me an e-mail and we'll set up a time to talk.

Anything else I need to know?

I insist on confidentiality for all letters of recommendation, so I won't submit a letter if an invitation informs me that you've reserved your right to view my letter. Similarly, I won't give you a letter to submit to a school — instead we would make arrangements for me to submit the letter directly.

What materials should I send you?

At least two weeks before your letters are due, please send me: