Recommendation Letters

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required for degree-seeking applicants.

When you create an online application to the Purdue Graduate School, once you click “Send to Recommender,” your recommendation providers will receive an email with instructions on submitting their recommendation online.

The Purdue University Graduate School strongly encourages you to provide an email address affiliated with an academic institution, professional organization, or employer.

If you waive your right to examine your recommendation, you forfeit your right to request a copy of your recommendation letter. If you do not waive your right, you have the ability to request a copy of your recommendation letter.  Some recommendation providers may be reluctant to submit a recommendation on your behalf if you do not waive your right to view the letter.

The letters of recommendations must be submitted by the application deadline. It is your responsibility to follow up with the recommenders and remind them to submit the letters on time.

See FAQ for additional questions.