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Letters of Recommendation Email Template

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Letters of recommendation provide additional perspectives on why you would be a good fit at Sacred Heart University. These letters come from instructors and previous managers that can speak well of your previous education and work experiences. To make the process of contacting these professionals easier, refer to the email template below that we have provided. You can easily download and edit the email text to tailor it to your prospective recommender.

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TO MANAGER:

Subject: Request for Letter of Recommendation

Hi [MANAGER NAME],

I hope you and your family are doing well!

I’m reaching out because I am applying to the [NAME OF PROGRAM] program at Sacred Heart University and am currently working to complete the admissions process. One of the required steps is requesting and submitting letters of recommendation.

Given our relationship and your experience as my manager at [NAME OF COMPANY], I would be grateful if you would be willing to write one such recommendation for me. To give you a little more context for this request, the reason I have chosen this particular program is that [BRIEF EXPLANATION OF RATIONALE].

Your endorsement would go a long way towards helping me achieve my goal of being accepted at SHU by highlighting my strengths, abilities, work ethic and character. The letter should include some of my notable and relevant work achievements, an explanation of why you believe I would be successful in this program, and your contact information and hand-written signature (preferably in the letterhead).

Please [scan/email/fax] your recommendation directly to [SHU ADVISOR EMAIL ADDRESS/FAX #].

If you have any questions or are unable to provide a letter of recommendation, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your time and effort!

Take good care. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best,

[STUDENT NAME]

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TO TEACHER:

Subject: Request for Letter of Recommendation

Hi [TEACHER NAME],

I hope you and your family are doing well!

I’m reaching out because I am applying to the [NAME OF PROGRAM] program at Sacred Heart University and am currently working to complete the admissions process. One of the required steps is requesting and submitting letters of recommendation.

Given our relationship and history at [NAME OF SCHOOL], I would be grateful if you would be willing to write one such recommendation for me. To give you a little more context for this request, the reason I have chosen this particular program is that [BRIEF EXPLANATION OF RATIONALE].

Your endorsement would go a long way towards helping me achieve my goal of being accepted at SHU by highlighting my strengths, abilities and character as well as my diligence and commitment to my studies. The letter should include some of my notable and relevant academic achievements, an explanation of why you believe I would be successful in this program and your contact information and hand-written signature (preferably in the letterhead).

Please [scan/email/fax] your recommendation directly to [SHU ADVISOR EMAIL ADDRESS/FAX #].

If you have any questions or are unable to provide a letter of recommendation, please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your time and effort!

Take good care. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best,

[STUDENT NAME]

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