The University of Delaware’s graduate programs have moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Exceptions can only be authorized by a direct communication from a UD graduate department. Because UD requires the completion of a specific grid of questions by a recommender, we also cannot accept any third-party recommendation service or any individual letters already in the applicant’s possession.


How many recommenders will I need?

The majority of graduate programs at the University of Delaware require three (3) recommenders. You will be prompted to enter the appropriate number of recommenders during the application process.


Helpful tips to successfully receive your recommendations:

  • Be sure you have spoken with your recommender first to see what their preferred e-mail address is for use in completing graduate recommendations.