The SROP application requires two letters of recommendation.
We ask for recommendation letters from 2 people who have served in any role (e.g., professors, mentors, collaborators, community leaders, supervisor, employer) who can speak to the following four things:
- Your character and their experiences with you
- Your aptitude and skills for academics and research
- What they know of your goals and aspirations
- Why they want to support your application to the SROP
It is best to contact recommenders as soon as possible to ask if they will write a letter for you. Click here for an email template you can copy and paste when reaching out to your potential letter writers.
Once a person agrees to write you a recommendation, submit their email addresses on the Recommendation Request Form or you can submit that information at the same time you submit your application. Our system will contact them with an email to request a letter of recommendation. We will also send them reminders 1 week before the February 26*, 2021 deadline, if they have not already submitted their letters.
[Updated on November 12, 2020 to add “supervisor, employer” as example recommenders in response to a helpful comment by Sophie in the comment thread!]
[*Updated again on February 16, 2021 to fix the incorrect date for recommenders to submit their letters. We are sorry for this error, and we will work with any letter recommenders (i.e., the people identified in the student application) who have not submitted their letters yet to make sure that your application is fully considered and their time is respected, as well. We apologize for and will minimize the impact of this error.]