Recommendation guidelines

What professors should include in the academic letter of recommendation

The academic letter of recommendation must be written on official college/university letterhead and should include:

  • Name and title of professor writing the recommendation
  • How he/she knows the applicant and for how long
  • Overall impression of the applicant's ability to succeed in the Semester in Washington Politics program
  • What the professor considers the applicant's most outstanding talents or characteristics
  • What the professor considers the applicant's chief liabilities or weaknesses

Please ask your professor to mail, email or fax the academic letter of recommendation to:

Semester in Washington Politics
The George Washington University
1922 F St NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052

Email: siwp@gwu.edu
Fax: 202-994-8471