- Consider scheduling an appointment with he/she when their schedule is free to discuss information that is needed in the reference letter.
- Below there is a form that I used when I was requesting reference letters. This helps for you to get organized and to have different components that could be included in your reference letter. You can include other areas on your form, these were the areas that I used.
- Have the application due date to provide to the individual writing your reference letter.
- Do Not Wait Until the Last Minute to Request Reference Letters
Below is a great handout from Seattle Pacific University entitled:
RECOMMENDATION LETTER ETIQUETTE: Guidelines for Requesting a Faculty Reference http://www.spu.edu/depts/eng/documents/RECOMMENDATIONLETTEREtiquette.pdf