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.


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 to change any information on the application.


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