What should I tell my recommenders to write?
The more specific the content, the better. Suggest that the recommenders write directly about a goal that you’ve reached, problem you’ve solved, or a strength that you’re known for within your organization.
What is the time estimate to complete the recommendation form?
Approximately an hour, based on your history with the recommender.
What if my recommenders are unresponsive to my invitation?
Two reminders to your recommender is acceptable. Give them appropriate time to complete the form and always include a deadline. Reinforce why pursuing this MBA is important to you, and advise that the admissions committee reviews recommendations closely. If your recommender still doesn’t take action after two reminders, it’s best to consider another contact.
When should I provide my recommendations?
First, be sure to ask your recommenders if they are willing to speak on your behalf. Then, go ahead and provide their names and contact information within this section of the application. Your recommenders can submit the form anytime, even before you complete your portion of the application.
What if I work for a family-owned or sole proprietor business?
These circumstances vary on a case-by-case basis. Often, it is preferred for non-family representatives to provide a recommendation. In these situations, you may want to consider external vendors or clients you work with. If you believe a family member would provide a valuable recommendation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.