Student Recommendation Letter

Student Recommendation letter


A student recommendation letter is usually written by learning authorities such as teachers and principals on behalf of a student in recommending the student for some academic purpose such as admission into a higher learning institute or to gain financial support for tuition. Such authorities lend greater weight in their recommendation than family members. This is so because they aren’t biased and are neutral in their observation and they know which student deserves a recommendation.

A student recommendation letter is a formal letter. It has to maintain and follow a formal letter’s writing etiquette. You can also attach documents verifying the academic or extracurricular claims so that the receiver is satisfied regarding the competency of the recommended student. You have to take a balanced approach and do not over praise the student as it could be detrimental to both of you in the long run. Make sure you do not make an error while writing.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample of Student Recommendation Letter.


Professor Ryan Carson,

Senior Lecturer,

Department of Arts,

San Diego University,

1211, Brewster Street,
San Diego, California 9232

August 28, 2010



Graduate Studies,

San Diego University,

1211, Brewster Street
San Diego, Calfornia, 9232

Subject: Admission Recommendation for Mr. Benny Hines

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing for Mr. Benny Hines, who was an exemplary student of the University’s Arts program with a GPA of 3.99. Mr. Hines has expressed his keen desire to continue into the university’s prestigious Graduate program which will commence this fall. He wishes to be admitted to the fall semester after worked a year in the arts industry.

Mr. Hines has an acute knowledge of arts and business and would like to expand his career options with the university’s Graduate program. He is very independent and hard working. I have known Mr. Hines since his sophomore year. He is dedicated and a diligent student. He has also participated in many extracurricular activities like debates, essay writing, and quizzes and has brought many accolades for the University.

If you have any questions with regards to Mr. Hines, please feel free to contact me. You can access Mr. Hines’ academic results from the university academic system. I have attached his accolades and certificates with this letter. I have also attached his high school academic result. I hope you will look into this matter and give Mr. Hines this opportunity. Thank you for your kind assistance and consideration.

Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Ryan Carson

Senior Lecturer

Department of Arts


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