Two college instructor evaluations are required, and we strongly request that these evaluations come from professors who have taught you in academic courses in college.
At least one of the two instructor evaluations must be from a college professor. In certain situations (e.g., first year of college or enrollment only in large lecture courses), a teaching assistant may be your only option for having an evaluation completed by someone who knows you or your work reasonably well. If you have been out of college for several years, you may substitute one work reference in place of one faculty evaluation.
Ask your instructors to mail their letters and the Common Application College Instructor Evaluation Forms directly to our office using the appropriate label from the Transfer Mailing Labels.
You may submit a maximum of one optional letter of recommendation if there is another person—not a college instructor—who knows you well and will provide new insights about you. Ask your recommender to note your official name, birth date, current school and Common Application ID number at the top of the letter. No form is required, and there is no Stanford Mailing Label. Your recommender may send via mail or fax: (650) 723-6050
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Last update: November 3, 2012 1:48 AM