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For Recommenders

Just as PCOM faculty teach our students to see the whole person, we see the whole student. When we review an application for admission, we look beyond transcripts and test scores to discover who they really are, and the professional they wish to become. A letter of recommendation aids us immensely in that discovery process.

How to submit a letter of recommendation for a PCOM applicant

In order to submit a letter of recommendation to the PCOM Office of Admissions, please email us at with the letter attached.

We require that all letters be submitted on official letterhead and prefer a signature.

What should be written in a letter of recommendation

It is helpful if you are able to add the following information in the letter content, if applicable:

  • Relationship to applicant (i.e. advisor, supervisor)
  • Course title and/or code (for faculty recommenders)
  • CAS (Central Application Service) identification number or PCOM
    application ID
  • Your recommendation is with or without reservations

Advice for your letter of recommendation

In addition, in evaluating the suitability of applicants for our programs, we find that the most helpful letters address the following elements (including examples):

  • Academic ability
  • Oral expression
  • Written expression
  • Social awareness
  • Emotional maturity
  • Ability to work with others
  • Openness to individual and cultural diversity
  • Leadership potential
  • Professionalism
  • Research skills
  • Potential for success
  • Judgment
  • Interpersonal skills
Thank you

Thank you for your support of PCOM's mission to enroll the most prepared and committed students. We greatly appreciate and value your insight!

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