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Letter of Recommendation for Graduate Admission
Florida International University
RECOMMENDATION ON BEHALF OF
Applicant’s Intended Program:
Applicant’s FIU Student ID (if known):
Because of federal legislation giving students access to educational records, the University Graduate School of
Florida International University cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your statement.
1. Knowledge of the Applicant
Approximately how long have you known the applicant? _____Years
How well do you feel you know the applicant?
What was the nature of your contacts with the applicant?
Teacher in One Class
Teacher in More Than One Class
2. Relative Rating of the Applicant. Please rate the applicant in the areas indicated below by comparing him
or her to the reference group you specify (college seniors, graduate students in past 10 years, employees, etc.).
Knowledge in subject of proposed study
Ability to grasp new concepts
Originality, intellectual creativity
Mathematical and logical thought
Laboratory skills (if applicable)
Perseverance toward goals
Potential as a teacher (if applicable)
Potential in research (if applicable)
Ability to get along with others
Ability to analyze problems and formulate
3. Some gifted individuals demonstrate comparatively low achievement in scholastic records. In your
opinion, is the applicant’s scholastic record, as you know it, an accurate index of his or her scholastic
Don’t Know If your answer is “No”, please explain briefly.