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.
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.
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.
Can I submit my application without recommendations being received?
Yes – you can submit the application before the letters are received – the recommenders will still be able to submit the online form at any time, regardless of the status of the application.
Can I submit make changes to my recommenders after my application is submitted?
Applicants no longer have access to the recommend page after submission. Once submitted, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to change any information on the application.