Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Aug 2014, 02:18


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Recommendation Letter Format?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 31 Jan 2012
Posts: 12
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 9

Recommendation Letter Format? [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 14:10
Hi Everyone,

I've been on GMATclub for a few months now, and I want to first thank everyone for all the valuable info here, it has really helped me in preparing for b-school.

I also have a question regarding recommendations. I'm currently in the process of gathering information for my referrers, and want to make sure that I provide them with the most accurate info to help them write my recs.

From what I have read, alot of schools provide specific questions that they would like their recommenders to answer (mostly along the lines of how well you know the candidate, how does he fare among his peers, how well he takes criticism, etc..).

However, when I search online I see alot of talk about writing a "2-page letter", which seems to me like a more traditional reference letter. Also, I know some schools have a competency matrix on top of this that the referrer will need to fill out.

Is there a difference? Are the referrers supposed to simply answer the questions provided, or are they to provide a general letter (or do both)? I'm not too sure what is generally recommended and any insight would be really helpful.

Thank you all for the help, I really appreciate it!

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Joined: 27 May 2012
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Reviews Badge
Re: Recommendation Letter Format? [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 07:46
The best thing to do is to pay close attention to the instructions each school provides. Generally, when you register your recommenders on your online application, they get an email asking them to log into the recommenders system and submit their recommendation for you. There they see a list of questions they need to answer, and in most cases also an evaluation grid where they have to rank you regarding different skills.
Re: Recommendation Letter Format?   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2012, 07:46
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Experts publish their posts in the topic Format of recommendation letter if the person left the firm? undecidedonmba 3 05 Jan 2014, 19:07
Experts publish their posts in the topic Letter of recommondation format theexodus 1 12 Sep 2012, 13:13
1 letter of rec format sonibubu 1 23 Jun 2008, 11:06
Recommendor's Recommendation format? abhishek.sardana 2 08 Jul 2007, 04:59
Experts publish their posts in the topic Recommendation letter format johnT72 1 14 Nov 2004, 20:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Recommendation Letter Format?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.