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Who should write my letter of recommendation?

Two of my recommenders are obvious choices. Who should write the third? [more inside]
posted by Polyhymnia on Oct 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Alternative sources for grad school letters of recommendation?

I am concerned about the quantity, quality, and available sources of recommendation letters to work/industrial/occupational psychology Masters programs in The USA and Europe. (I'm North American) I want to make sure I get the most effective letters possible with my limited access to academic recommendation sources. Are there any alternatives or options that I am not or should be considering? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Letters of Rec part Deux

I asked a professor for a letter of recommendation a year ago, but my plans changed and I didn't use it to apply for anything. I'd like to ask her for another one this year, and I would appreciate some advice on how to approach her about it. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Nov 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Asking for letters of recommendation by email?

Thinking about applying to graduate school while living off-campus-- when and how to ask for letters? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

what is the deal with the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974?

I'm applying to graduate school. Apparently I have the right, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (34 CFR 99.12), to examine letters of recommendation written about me. Every application I've filled out so far has asked me if I'd like to waive this right, should I? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Nov 9, 2011 - 21 answers

(Much) older student needs academic reference.

I'm applying to graduate programs for a MA in counseling. I'm closer to 50 than 40 and haven't been a student in nearly 20 years. One program wants "at least one academic reference" among my three letters of recommendation. Does this person necessarily have to be a former professor of mine? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Jan 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Letters of recommendation?

Of these 5 people, who should I ask for letters of recommendation. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Silvertree on Nov 30, 2010 - 10 answers

"Letters" of Recommendation

What exactly do the new-fangled "letter" of recommendation forms e-mailed to recommenders look like? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Nov 19, 2010 - 8 answers

How to get letters of recommendation for a grad program in a totally different field?

How do you get letters of recommendation for a grad school program totally different from your undergraduate discipline? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Sep 23, 2010 - 6 answers

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