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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should write my recommendation letter and what should the letter include?

If you are required to submit letters of recommendation for admission into your particular program, the strongest candidates to write these letters for you would be those who are most familiar with you either in your academic or working environment. Teachers, college professors, employers or colleagues, rather than friends or family members, tend to provide schools with unbiased remarks that reflect your personality and academic or work-related achievements. Recommendation letters should be about 1 to 2 pages long and include remarks concerning your character as a student or worker, your good qualities as an individual and the strengths you will bring to the school as a student attending their program.