CSD Department Policy: Letters of Reference
The academic and clinic faculty are happy to write letters of reference for students. Students may request letters of reference for prospective employment, graduate school applications, and scholarship/grant applications. To help us accommodate your requests, we ask that you follow these guidelines when asking for letters of reference.
- Per university policy, students must provide a written request (see link below) asking for the clinic instructor or faculty member to provide a letter of reference.
- The request should be made with 4 working weeks´ lead time. Bear in mind the breaks in the academic calendar are not included in the four weeks´ lead time.
- The Reference Request and Student Authorization form serves as your written request. You must complete this form and submit it to the faculty member. Without your written consent, the faculty member is not at liberty to discuss your academic performance.
- Provide the faculty member with the following information:
- All of the necessary agency forms and addresses.
- Information regarding your academic and professional achievements, such as a resume or your ePortfolio.
- The faculty member will write the letters.
- Please provide envelopes for any letters that need to be mailed out.
- If recommendations are to be in electronic form, you are responsible for having the link sent to the faculty member from the program to which you are applying.
- You are responsible for keeping track of the completed and outstanding requests for letters. You also are responsible for mailing letters.