Academic recommendations: how many do I need, and what if I can’t get that many?

Only one recommendation is required. If you are applying to a language intensive program, the recommendation should come from a language instructor. If you are applying to a non-language intensive program OR if you are an absolute beginner in the program’s target language, the recommendation may come from a faculty member in any field.

If an academic recommendation is difficult to obtain (for example, if you graduated college several years go), please contact us. In the past, we have considered recommendations from an employer.