Sample Letters Of Recommendation for Students Applying to Colleges or Universities
Sample Letters of Recommendation for Students Applying to Colleges and Universities
Preparing A Letter
With a particular student in mind select an Introductory Statement and select a Closing Statement. The body of the letter can then be created from statements selected from the other sections depending on the student's major strengths. After all statements have been selected and placed in order, read for continuity. You may substitute words and phrases from the bottom of each statement into the sentences above. Make any further modifications of your own and the letter is ready to be typed.
INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT 3
It is a (pleasure) for me to recommend First Name Last Name as a student to the Name of College or University I have always found First Name to be a hard working person who (consistently) exceeds the level of performance required.
(pleasure) – joy, delight
(consistently) – always, constantly
ACADEMIC 20 – STUDY SKILLS
He has the study skills (normally) found with students who have had several years of higher education. This (attentiveness) to being (prepared) has served him/her well during his/her high school years.
(normally) – characteristically, typically, usually
(attentiveness) – attention, resolve
(prepared) – primed, ready
CITIZENSHIP 6 – ATTITUDE
He has (an excellent) attitude toward the students and staff of the school.
First Name has a (wonderful) (disposition) that is (appreciated) by everyone who comes into contact with him/her.
(an excellent) – a good, a superior
(wonderful) – marvelous, terrific
(disposition) – character, make up
(appreciated) – enjoyed
CLOSING STATEMENT 1
I am convinced that First Name Last Name will bring (credit) to Name of College or University. It is without (reservation) that I (endorse) him/her.
(credit) – honor
(reservation) – limitation
(endorse) – support, vouch tor, recommend
Director of Admissions
University of Arkansas
1234 Razorback Way Drive
Fayetteville, AR 64382
It is a delight for me to recommend Samuel Diaz as a student to the University of Arkansas. I have always found Samuel to be a hard working person who always exceeds the level of performance required. He has the study skills characteristically found with students who have had several years of higher education. This resolve to being prepared has served him well during his high school years. He has an excellent attitude toward the students and staff of the school. Samuel has a terrific disposition that is enjoyed by everyone who comes into contact with him. I am convinced that Samuel Diaz will bring honor to the University of Arkansas. It is without reservation that I recommend him.