Whom should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?

Your letter of recommendation should be written by an employer, volunteer supervisor or professor who knows you well and should pertain specifically to your application to Princeton in Africa. Having trouble deciding whom to ask? You might consider asking someone who can speak to your character as well as your skills, strengths and abilities in the workplace, in a difficult or stressful setting, in a foreign country, in a leadership situation, or in tackling a significant academic project.

Your application will not be complete until your recommender submits your Letter of Recommendation to our online form. Please have your recommender submit the letter using this form by the online deadline of Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59PM EDT. Ask him or her to name the file (your) “Lastname.Firstname.LOR.”

When completing the LOR form, your recommender can include your email address so that you are notified when the letter is submitted.

Please be sure to request your recommendation with as much advance notice as possible and follow up with your recommender to ensure the letter of recommendation is submitted. PiAf cannot assist in coordinating this process, answer requests for information about the submission of letters of recommendation or confirm submission of letters of recommendation. All applicants are responsible for guaranteeing the submission of their letter of recommendation.

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