REFERENCE LETTER GUIDELINES

Make a Splash With a Great Reference!

Please note:

This is not a specific form but a guideline for the reference letter. 

1. Explain your connection to the person whom you are recommending. 

  • How do you know the individual?

  • How long have you known the individual?

2. Comment on the applicant's personal character

  • Potential (such as leadership potential)

  • Skills/Abilities/Strengths

  • Dependability

  • Consistence

  • Persistence

  • Motivation

  • Character

  • Contributions (to class or community)

  • Accomplishments

3. Comment on the applicant's scholastic performance

  • Academics

  • Attendance

4. What characteristics of the applicant do you consider his/her greatest       attributes?

5. Any additional information you wish to include on the application.