Reference Letters

Students who wish to receive letters of recommendation or references from faculty need to provide the following information well in advance (at least 2 weeks) of the due date:

  • A list of Computer and Information Science courses completed under the direction of that faculty member, along with dates
  • The descriptions of any projects, either class-related or independent, that you believe are particularly worthy of mention
  • The descriptions of any other department services rendered (e.g., teaching assistant, freshman seminar peer leader, Learning Commons tutor), along with dates and other specifics
  • A current resume
  • Copies of any required essays (e.g., statements of research interests or professional goals as required by some graduate schools or employers)
  • Instructions for submission of the letters (e.g., mailed directly to school or employer, placed in a sealed envelope and given to you, online form) and deadlines