Academic Referral Letters – Tips and Guide

Tips and guide in writing a particular type of Academic Referral Letters which you will need based on your purpose.

ACADEMIC REFERRAL LETTERS – Here are some types of Academic Referral Letters along with a sample letter you may use as a guide depending on your purpose.

For a certain job opportunity or whatever purpose it may serve, students and young professionals may need to submit an academic letter of recommendation or referral. This will be a great backup as it will highlight skills and personal attributes that can make someone be highly qualified to become a potential student or employee.  

You can have ask your teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, club organizers and coaches to refer you through a letter as they hold the documents which indicate your achievements, and character.

Several types of academic recommendation letter include College recommendation, Graduate school recommendation, Job application recommendation, to gain financial aid, and to gain teaching assistant employment at a university.

Here’s a guide in writing one:

  • Formally address the letter.
  • Put a brief introduction.
  • Indicate the person’s qualifications and indicate his or her impressive skills such as his or her awards or recognitions, academic specialties, and demonstration of improvement.
  • Never forget to put your contact information and say thank you.

Here’s a format you can use as a guide:

Sender’s Name
Sender’s Address
Sender’s Contact


Recipient’s Name
Recipient’s Position, Company/Organization
Recipient’s Address

To whom it may concern:

[ S M A L L I N T R O D U C T I O N]

[Endorse the person, indicate his or her qualification, and among other details that are essential]

[Put details where they can contact you]


[sender’s signature]
Sender’s name


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