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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of University Fellowships

Writing Recommendation Letters

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Faculty are often asked to write recommendation letters for students. Recommendation letters are an extremely important part of a student's application, particularly for a prestigious award with a high level of competition.

The student should provide a letter writer with a substantial amount of information including a resume, drafts of personal statements or other written pieces of an application, and procedures for submitting a letter. The student should also ask the letter writer to compose a recommendation well in advance of the due date, ideally five to six weeks before the deadline.

Should you choose to write a letter of recommendation for a student, here are valuable resources for you to peruse:

If you have questions regarding writing recommendation letters for students, please don't hesitate to contact your student or the University Fellowship Office for clarification.