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Who should write my letters of recommendation when applying for admission to the School of Urban Studies & Planning?

Since we're most interested in knowing that you will make a strong candidate in a graduate program, we recommendat that at least one or two of your three letters are written by your previous instructors, and all letters should come from someone who supervised you in some capacity.Try your best to avoid letters from family friends, pastors, and peers – even if they are distinguished professionals. It is best to have three letters from people who supervised you in some manner, through employment, volunteer work, or coursework.

Have your reviewers use the forms provided in our application package. When doing so, make sure you fill out the top section (lines 1-6) legibly. Your reviewer may also include a separate letter that would substitute for section 11 on the form.