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Letters of Recommendation

By checking the box, you acknowledge that you will not be able to view the letters submitted on your behalf, even if you are admitted and enroll at the University of Maryland, College Park. As recommenders submit a recommendation letter on your behalf, it may be useful for them to know that you would not have access to this recommendation in the future. 

If your recommender is experiencing difficulties with submitting the letter of recommendation in the application portal, we would suggest reaching out to your intended program of study's graduate coordinator and copy The University does accept Interfolio, and anyone wishing to use that service to submit their LORs, should contact the Graduate School.

Please check with your intended program of study before submitting extra letters of recommendation.

To add or to cancel a recommender prior to submission, log into your on-line application and update your ‘Recommendation Provider List’ in the Recommendations section. Recommenders may only be deleted if they have not submitted a recommendation.

If a recommender has any spam blocking software, please ensure that they have either disabled such software and also checked their spam box. It is also essential that recommenders disable any popup blocking software as such may preclude the display of important information. You can also resend your recommendation request email through the online application dashboard.

While it is preferable, it is not always necessary that the letter to be from a faculty member. It helps to ask this question from the department to which you are applying.

The number of required letters of recommendation varies by program. All letters of recommendation need to be submitted electronically. Please check the department’s requirements for the number of letters of recommendation required.

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