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Recommendation Request Letter

by emily on April 9, 2012


Mrs. Rebecca Shields


‘Mother Mary Girls School’

New Light Avenue,

London – J12 6LU

April 20, 2012


Dear Mrs. Shields,

I am Tina Watson, an ex-student of your school, writing in to request you for a recommendation letter.

I want to get enrolled in a reputed college, and without a recommendation letter, it’s really difficult to get admission.

I have maintained a good track record in my school time. I was also involved in sports & other extra-curricular activities.

So, I request you to please give me a letter recommending my admission, stating these points in brief –

  • Academic track record
  • Active participation in sports & extra-curricular activities.
  • Helping attitude towards other students in my class
  • My school projects – ‘New Science’ project – selected for Science exhibition of students.

You can contact me on – 526-458-7458 for any information. I am really expecting this help from you.


Thank you.


Tina Watson

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Sample How to write a Reference Letter

by emily on April 5, 2012


Recommendation Letters

A recommendation letter or reference letter is written to confirm an individual’s skills, characters and accomplishments for different purposes. Recommendation letter is also written in favor of a business.


Types of Recommendation Letter – Educational Reference letter, Character reference letter and Job Reference letter.


1. Educational Reference Letter – An academic reference letter is required to get admission into a college or university. It is also written for scholarships. Many times, numeric scores alone cannot guarantee the admission. In fact, institutes simply use the grades for the screening process to cut down the number of applicants. In such a situation, an academic reference letter is extremely important for students.

2. Character Reference Letter – A well written character reference letter can help you for many different purposes. You may require this letter for academic admissions, a job, and an adoption, child custody, a membership in a club or association or to rent a house etc-etc. This letter highlights your personal traits and strengthens your application for all these purposes.

3. Job Reference Letter – Getting a job is not easy; no matter how talented you are as the competition is really tough. Today, Apart from a Resume and cover letter, it is also required to get an ‘Employment/Job reference letter’ to secure a job. This type of recommendation letter is usually written by the immediate senior person in a company.


How to write a Recommendation Letter

It is required to write such a letter on company or school/college letter-head mentioning designation of the writer.

When it comes to writing a recommendation letter, the first thing that comes here is that one should have known the concerned person for a reasonable time for referring or recommending them for any purpose. The writer should mention the duration they know the person for and how well they know the person.

A reference letter should state the credibility of the writer in the very beginning of a letter. In the start of a letter, the writer should state the relationship between them and the concerned person. Recommendation letters are written by people who are your immediate contact points in your educational institute, employment or other association. In many cases, recommendation letters can also be written by any person who knows you for a long time. For instance, your close neighbor may be asked to provide a reference/recommendation letter if you want to adopt a child.

After the introduction, the writer should emphasize on the attributes of the concerned person. The letter should have brief information about the accomplishments of the concerned person. Apart from professional or academic achievements, a letter should also state the personal traits of a person. It should mentioned specific examples that highlight the personal traits of a person. A ‘Character reference letter’ is a good example in which the main focus is on the personal qualities.

An important part of recommendation letter – the weaknesses. People get confused that whether to mention the weaknesses of a person or not. Well, the result depends on the addressee; a person may get impressed with the honesty shown in the letter, while some other person may take it seriously and decide against the concerned person. It all depends on the specific situation you are writing a letter for, so there is no ‘perfect answer’ to this concern.

While writing this type of letter, a writer should take enough time to choose words carefully and not make any mistake. Always provide your writer with the necessary documents that generally include –

  • Copy of your academic transcript – a photocopy is fine
  • Copy of your Resume informing everything about you
  • Copy of documents like experience certificates etc.
  • Any forms required to be submitted along with the letter


A recommendation letter should include the contact details of the writer. A cover letter works well along with a letter.

It is advised to sit & talk with the writer before a letter is written. A writer may miss something important in the letter that you specifically wanted in it. Provide all the information to the writer like the position you are applying for and your future goals etc.

The end part of a recommendation letter should repeat the recommendation for the person.

Following these guidelines ensures a great recommendation letter and serves your purpose.


Note – If the first person who is supposed to write a letter for you is not confident about writing an impressive letter, then it is better to seek an alternative as presenting a mild letter that competes with many other attractive letters can sometimes decrease your approval chances.

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Sample Student Recommendation Letter

by emily on April 5, 2012

Mr. James Freeman
The Principal
Maryland University
Maryland – 41565

March 12, 2012

Subject:  – Recommendation letter for ‘Lillian Lopez’.


It is a great pleasure to recommend Ms. Lillian Lopez for higher studies in your prestigious university.

I know this intelligent girl for the past three years. She performed outstandingly in all her academic terms in our college. Lillian wants to pursue ‘Doctoral Studies’ through your institution.

I know the qualities of this student. I was her professor in the department of English at ‘Thomas Jeffrey College’. I rarely come across students of this kind of level. She completed her Masters from our college and she was ranked 2nd in her class. 

Apart from academics, she possesses many other great qualities that make her a good person. She is very friendly and would always help & support her friends with all academic and personal problems. She is a self-motivated student who knows what she wants from life.

Lillian is very enthusiastic in group discussions and has won many awards for projects. She participated in all school competitions and state level competitions, and excelled.

So, I recommend Ms. Lillian Lopez for admission in your Doctorate program. I can assure you that she will add value to your University.

Thanks for your consideration.


Brent Powell

(H.O.D – English)

Thomas Jeffrey College

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Sample Sorority Recommendation Letter

by emily on April 5, 2012


Vincent Lee
Member, Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Floyd Young
Alpha Nu Recruitment Officer
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland

March 14, 2012


Dear Mr. Young,

This is in reference to the recommendation of student Alicia Ray for admission in the Morgan State University chapter of Alpha.

I am a member of the University chapter and, I refer her as a new member in the group as I know her for the past three years.

Alicia is a sincere, dedicated and smart girl who has been involved in all kinds of activities in her school. She also volunteers for the community service.

She was the captain of soccer team in her school and, she also headed the student welfare association for two years. She won many awards during her school years.

She had many friends and has a pleasing personality. Alicia is perfectly suitable for Alpha Nu membership.

I recommend her to be part of this great family as I am sure she will add value to our group.


With Best Regards,
Vincent Lee

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Sample School Recommendation Letter

by emily on April 5, 2012


To Whom It May Concern:


I am recommending Mrs. Judy Hicks for the business management program at your prestigious institute.


I know Judy for the past four years. She works here on the position of ‘Executive Secretary’ under me at ‘Milton Corp’.

I would say that Judy is a right candidate for your program. She progressed very fast in our company. Judy joined our association four years back as an entry-level employee and with time, she acquired knowledge about each & everything happening in the office and she reached where she is today.

She is a quick learner and understands things in an easy manner. She is very dedicated towards her work and completes all the assignments I gave her in time.

Judy is a team player and very friendly. She is inspiring to other employees in our company.

I think that Judy Hicks has all the qualities required for a successful business manager. But, she needs a degree and doing it from a reputed institute like your will enhance her resume.

I highly recommend Judy for your program. So, I request you to please consider her application for admission as a part time student in your college.




Duane Mason
General Manager

Milton Corp.

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Sample Recommendation Letter for MBA Letter

by emily on April 4, 2012


Prof. Kyle Bell
King’s Commerce College
London – LK4 2KG


The Principal
Radiant Business School
London – GH2 7JF

14th March, 2012

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter in recommendation of a student of our college regarding admission in MBA course at your institution.

I am recommending Jose Carlton, a commerce graduate of our college who passed with distinction this year.

I would like to tell you that Jose is a very bright student. He is very serious about his studies and wants to pursue management course to succeed in future. He wants to complete his management course with finance as specialization. He is a very disciplined and sincere student. He will sincerely complete his management course with dedication and hard work.

Further, I would like to inform you that his family’s financial condition is not stable and thus, he cannot afford to pay the tuition fee and bear other expenses. So, I request you to kindly give this student some merit concession for fee as much as possible.

Jose is an intelligent and is of good conduct. I am very much sure that he will take advantage of this help and will complete his course with flying colors. He will be really grateful to you entire life for your favor.

So, please consider his application and my request for fee concession for this student.


Thanking you.
Prof. Kyle Bell
King’s Commerce College

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Sample Recommendation Letter for an Engineering Student Letter

by emily on April 4, 2012


Mr. Jim Parker
Xavier’s Girls School
Dallas – 41523


Dr. Alex Parson
The Principal
Hayes Engineering School
Dallas – 41526

March 14, 2012


Dear Mr. Parson,

This is in recommendation of Ms. Heather Bryant regarding admission in your institution in the ‘B.Tech’ degree course.

I would like to inform you that Ms. Bryant has been my student in our school. I am Craig Thomas, her Chemistry teacher.

She passed her school examination with good grades. Heather was exceptionally good in studies, she ranked 2nd in the class. She has also cleared the entrance exam for engineering with good percentile.

Your institute is known for an international academic environment with all modern facilities for students and every engineering student wants to get admission in your college.

I believe that give a chance in your prestigious college, she will be able to learn the fundamentals of engineering efficiently and will succeed in future.

So, I recommend Ms. Heather Bryant for admission in your B.Tech program. I am enclosing related documents in support of her application.

Please consider her admission.



Mr. Jim Parker
Xavier’s Girls School

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Sample University Application Letter

by emily on December 28, 2011


Olive Green,

279 Park Lane


June 03, 2011


University of Florida,


Dear Sir/Madam,

Sub- Application for the entrance in three year graduation course

I would like to make application for the entrance in three year graduation course of your esteemed university. I have appeared for the entrance test of your university and cleared the eligibility cut-off. I have completed my high school fruitfully from Florida Public School this year.

I am attaching a duly filled submission form along with this letter which can also be used for the admission process. Also please find the enclosed copies of essential documents as required at the time of admission.

I can also provide recommendation letters from known professors of your university, if required. I hope that I will be given due consideration for my application and would get admission in my dream university.

I would be grateful for your prompt reply.

Thanking You,

Yours sincerely,

Olive Green

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Sample College application letter

by emily on December 27, 2011


Dean- Admissions

Global School of Languages,

Florida State University,


March 30, 2010

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

I am a Spanish graduate from your well-regarded university. I further wish to expand my learning knowledge here and therefore would also like to pursue a Master’s Degree from your university.

Please find the enclosed application form along with the copies of my mark sheets of my semester exams. Also copies certificates of participation in extra-curricular activities are enclosed. I am also including a letter of recommendation from my professors with it.

I would be grateful if I could be considered for any kind of financial assistance or scholarship which would help me immensely in the completion of the course. I sincerely thank you for your time and kind consideration. I will get in touch with you within a week to know the status of my application form.

Thanking you,


Jacqueline Adams


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School Admission Request Letter

by emily on December 22, 2011


Maria Patson,

21B, Main Street,





St. Peters High School,



Dear Sir,

Sub-Request Letter for the Admission of My Daughter

I, Maria Patson, mother of Ms. Claire Patson would like to request you for her admission in your school in grade 7. She has been a bright student all this while and attached are the copies of her grade sheets for your convenience. We have recently moved to California due to which we had to change her school and yours being one of the best in California, I had no second thoughts about any other school.

Also attached is the duly filled admission form along with the copies of her various certificates that she has won in her extra curriculum activities. She was also awarded the Best Academic performer for two consecutive years in her previous school.

I am quite confident that my daughter won’t let you down and bring laurels to your school. I have attached two recommendation letters, one from the Principal of her previous school and other from her Science Teacher.

I hope that you will give due consideration to my request letter.

Thanking you,

Yours Truly,

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