Department of English

Letters of Recommendation

The Department of English requires three letters of recommendation

The most useful letters help us more fully appreciate the story the applicant has told us in her or his Writing Sample and Personal Statement.

We prefer – but are not adamant – that at least two of the three required letters of recommendation informatively address the applicant’s academic achievement and potential.  We also find that recommendations from supervisors and colleagues can be helpful, whether from any work environment or teaching employment.

Submitting letters: 

Upon submission of the completed ApplyTexas application and its receipt at the University, an email message will be sent to each of the addresses of the recommenders you provided in the ApplyTexas application, and your recommenders will be asked to visit a web site where they can complete a questionnaire. Your recommender will be informed if you have not waived your right to view his/her letter of recommendation.

The department will not accept letters from Interfolio.  Recommenders must upload their letters to the applicant's online application.  We will accept those uploaded recommendation letters until 11:59 pm on December 20.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    204 W 21st Street B5000
    Calhoun Hall, Room 226
    Austin, Texas 78712-1164