Writing Letters of Recommendation

Visit the Graduate Admission’s webpage for information on writing letters of recommendation for applicants to graduate programs.

Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation or providing a reference for a Lewis & Clark Graduate School candidate or graduate. We know that your time is valuable and appreciate your willingness to provide this service to members of our community.

Reminders for Reference Writers (for jobs in K-12 education):
  • Letters for jobs in school districts may be written EITHER on professional letterhead (preferred) OR on the forms provided. 
  • Include an honest and candid assessment of the candidates strengths and weaknesses in the area in which they are seeking employment.
  • Specific examples supporting the assessments listed above are always appreciated by readers.