Deane Hall building

Process for Requesting a Letter of Recommendation:


In order to write the best possible recommendation, we require at least four weeks' notice prior to the deadline. During the summer months when we are likely to be traveling and/or away from our offices, we require at least two months' notice. 

Students who would like to request a letter of recommendation need to provide detailed information relevant to the recommendation: résumé, transcript, program information, personal statement/application letter, mailing information, and a hard copy example of your best written work from a political science class.  If you are applying to multiple programs, please also provide a detailed list of program deadlines--including the name of the program, the deadline for receipt of the letter, whether it is an online or hard copy submission process, and the address of the program. 
You do NOT need to submit a postage paid envelope; we will submit and mail all letters on your behalf using department letterhead and mailing envelopes. Lastly, please confirm that we have received all of the required materials and remind us of impending deadlines by email.