Letters of Recommendation (at least 3)
Please have your referees submit letters of recommendation directly to the Graduate School.
If you are using the paper application, please print out the recommendation forms contained in the application, and submit them to your referees. The paper application has only two such forms; additional forms are available at the link below.
If you are using the online application, click on the "References" tab of the application form. In the boxes provided, fill in the names, email addresses and titles of your referees. The Graduate School will email forms to them as soon as your application is submitted. Do not expect to be notified when the forms have been sent; you will need to check with your referees to make sure they have received them.
Note that the electronic form provides space for three referees. The Philosophy Department requires three letters of reference, but you are welcome to provide more. For more than three, you can download additional referee forms at the link below.
Also, even if you are using the online application, you can give recommendation forms (available at link below) directly to your referees.
Referee forms and letters may be sent as PDF files by email to the Graduate School (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please tell your referee to:
1. use the following as the subject line:
Letter of Recommendation for [Student Name];
2. repeat your name in the body of the email.
The graduate school accepts hard copy, but this may result in delays in processing your application.