You should request letters of recommendation from people who know you well and can speak about your skills in relation to the position for which you are applying. Your letters may be academic, professional or personal in nature.
You should request letters of recommendation from professors and teaching assistants who know you well. If you have worked in a research lab, you should consider requesting a letter from your research supervisor.
If you have worked with children in a school setting, summer camp, after-school program or sports/recreation program, you should consider asking your supervisor at that program to submit a recommendation in support of your application. If you played on a sports team, you should consider asking your coach to submit a letter in support of your application. Coaches may be able to write about teamwork, leadership, and your ability to work under pressure in ways that other recommenders may not.
You may request personal letters of recommendation from people who know you well and can describe your strengths and skills. However, given the competitive nature of the application process, we recommend that some of your letters are academic or professional in nature.
You may submit more than three letters of recommendation in support of your application. The three recommenders you listed on your application forms will receive direct links to upload their letters. You may tell any additional recommenders to send their letters directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you substitute a recommender, please inform us of the substitution. The new recommender should send your letter of recommendation to email@example.com.