Letters of Recommendation
Most programs prefer electronic submission of letters of recommendation. Below we describe the various options for your evaluators to submit their recommendations. Please select only one option.
Option A: Use the Rackham Online Recommendation System
Recommenders will complete the recommendation form online and submit it electronically to the graduate program. Applicants must register their recommenders to use this service when filling out the Rackham online application.
Option B: Use the U-M Reference Letter Service (RLS) - For U-M Students & Alumni/ae
Letters of recommendation can be submitted through The Career Center’s Reference Letter Service (RLS). For more information visit The Career Center’s Reference Letter Service web page.
Option C: Use ETS My Credentials Vault Service (hosted by Interfolio)
Applicants collect letters of recommendation through their My Credentials Vault account and electronically submit recommendations directly to the graduate program using the Rackham Graduate School - Recommendations option. Recommenders mail or upload recommendations directly into your My Credentials Vault account for you to submit at your convenience.
Option D: Use the Postal Service and Recommendation for Admission Form
The letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the graduate program. Please use the Recommendation for Admission form. Do not send them to Rackham Graduate School Admissions. You will need to provide the recommender with an envelope addressed to your graduate program.
All Credentials Submitted Become the Property of the University of Michigan
All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.
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