Three electronic letters of recommendation written in English are required from faculty members or others well-acquainted with your academic work. Applicants applying to Woodrow Wilson School M.P.A. or M.P.P programs only need one recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your academic performance. The other two letters can be from recommenders who can evaluate your professional strengths and experience.
The letters of recommendation must be submitted using our electronic recommendation service. As part of your electronic application, you will be required to register your recommenders' e-mail addresses. Recommenders will then receive an e-mail with directions on how to proceed. You do not need to submit your application in order to register your recommenders. We suggest you register your recommenders as early as possible to allow sufficient time for them to submit their letters. However, recommenders have an additional two weeks past your departmental deadline to submit their letter. There is no recommendation form available.
We will accept recommendations from a letter service (i.e., Interfolio). Simply register your recommenders' names and affiliations, but list the letter service's email address (each recommender will need a unique letter service email address as duplicates are not permitted). The letter service can then upload your recommenders' letters using our electronic system.
Please note that if your recommender has used the CollegeNET system previously, they will simply log in with the password they created. If they have forgotten the password, they can request a new one when they click the link in the email they receive and select "request a new password". If they need further assistance, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Reactivates are only required to register two recommenders.
You are able to return to the electronic application menu and manage your account by clicking Review Your Activity. For more details on how to manage your recommenders, please click here.