Letter of Recommendation Requirements and FERPA


You are required to provide three letters of recommendation. Due to the volume of applications which are received, and in order to read each application thoroughly and thoughtfully, the number of letters is limited to three.

Your letters must be written in English and come from faculty members or other individuals well-acquainted with your academic work.

Details for SPI and Finance Applicants

How to Submit

Letters of recommendation are submitted using our electronic recommendation service. You will be required to register the recommenders' email addresses within the application. Recommenders will then receive an email with directions on how to proceed. We suggest registering recommenders as early as possible to allow sufficient time for them to submit their letters of recommendation. An application does not need to be submitted in order to register recommenders. Please do not wait to submit an application because of pending letters.

Letter Services

If a recommender uses a letter service (e.g., Interfolio) you will need to provide the recommender's unique "document email address" in the application. The Graduate Admission team suggests that you confirm with the letter service that the requested letters were submitted.

FERPA Definition

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives enrolled students the right to inspect and review their educational records.

When Recommendations Can be Viewed

If you are offered admission, accept our offer and become a student, you may view your recommendation letters in the future ONLY if you have NOT waived your FERPA rights. If you waive your rights, you will not be able to view your recommendation letters.

Applicants who do not become students will not be able to view recommendation letters under any circumstances.

If FERPA Waived

The recommender will be notified if you have waived your right to view the recommendation.

The decision to waive or not waive your rights will not affect the review of your application.