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Letters of Recommendation

Next, we will review the guidelines for writing a letter of recommendation for a student. If the letter of recommendation contains only directory information, no written release is required from the student. However, if the student requests non-directory information such as grades, GPA, number of credit hours, and Social Security number to be included in the letter of recommendation, then you will need to obtain a completed University Letter of Recommendation Authorization Form from the student prior to writing the letter.

Key Points:

  • You must have a signed consent from the student if non-directory information is included in a letter of recommendation.
  • The signed consent should include the following:
    -Who has permission to write the letter
    -Where the letter should be sent
    -What non-directory information should be included