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Letters of Recommendation

At least three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically as part of your Electronic Graduate School application before the application deadline.

We suggest submitting the online application after all recommenders submitted their letters.

We urge that all your letters be from academic or professional references as recent as possible and from people who can comment on your recent professional accomplishments and your qualifications for graduate study in Computer Science.

If you have done research, we expect a recommendation from your supervisor.

Please ask the recommenders to include a very brief description of their qualifications for writing the letter.

For M.S. applicants: We recommend that you provide letters of reference from professors who have taught you in your junior and senior years.

For Ph.D. applicants: If you have an M.S. degree, letters from professors who have served on your M.S. committee are particularly helpful.

If you have left or are leaving an advanced degree program at another institution before receiving the degree, we expect at least one letter of recommendation from that institution. That letter should deal with the reasons for your departure.

Not waiving your right to review a letter of recommendation tends to diminish the value of the letter.

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