Recommendation Guidelines

Your Recommendations are Important!


You must submit two letters of recommendation in order for your application to be considered complete. Recommendations are extremely important. Your recommenders should know you well and be aware of your life situation as well as your academic and personal attributes. Recommenders should be a current or recent high school teacher, other school administrator, or current mentor.  This person must not be a relative.

In order to assist you with this process, we have developed this Simon Scholar Recommendation Request Form 2023. We recommend that you download this form, complete it to the best of your ability, and give a copy to your recommenders. While this is not a required component of the application, we believe that your recommenders will be able to write a stronger letter if you provide them with this information. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommender to ensure they have submitted the letter electronically. Please allow your recommender adequate time to compose a thoughtful recommendation. Approach them at least 2 weeks before the recommendation is due.