Letters of Recommendation


Letters of recommendation should be submitted through the GSAS online application system.

You may submit your online application even if your letters of recommendation have not yet been submitted. Once the letters are received, we will append them to your application.

Three letters of recommendation are required, but the Graduate School accepts up to five (5) letters.


Reapplicants who applied in the previous academic year may elect to reuse their letters of recommendation from their earlier application. See the Recommendations page in the online application for more information.

Note: This option is only available to applicants who applied in the immediately preceding year—i.e., reapplicants for the fall 2014 entering class may reuse their 2013 letters of recommendation; 2014 reapplicants who applied for the fall 2012 entering class may not.