Recommendation Form for Graduate Study
This section MUST be completed by the Applicant. After completing this section please submit the form to your recom-
mender. The recommender should send this form and their letter to grad.credentials@mines.edu.
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Your Name: __________________________________________________________________ Birth Date: _____________
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Program: _______________________________________________________ Desired Degree: _____________________

Name of Recommender: ___________________________________________

I hereby (Choose One) ___ waive OR ___ retain my right under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to
review this Letter of Recommendation. I understand that if I do not notate my choice my right will be waived.
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Applicant Signature





Date
To the Recommender

Thank you for taking time to submit your recommendation to the Colorado School of Mines. Please complete the
following:

How long have you known the applicant?
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Years/months
What is your relationship with the applicant? __________________________________________________________
What is the applicant’s overall capacity to succeed in his/her chosen graduate program in the following areas?

(Top=90%-100%, Above Average=75%-90%, Average=50%, Below Average=Less than 50%)


Problem Solving __________ Discipline __________ Teamwork __________ Creativity __________


The applicant’s technical knowledge in his/her proposed field is: __________________

(Top 1-2%, Top 5%, Top 10%, Top 25%, Average, Below Average)
International Applicants only
The applicant’s ability to effectively communicate and learn using the English language is: __________________________

(Proficient, Good general skills, Fair-has difficulty, Poor, Not Observed)


Attach Your Recommendation Letter
Your letter will be used to evaluate this applicant for admittance into his/her desired degree program and is a critical part of
the review process. Your remarks should be a candid evaluation of the applicant’s preparation for graduate study. We en-
courage you to include:

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your opinion of the applicant’s academic and creative achievements, including material not apparent on the
official
transcripts
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the applicant’s technical knowledge in his/her chosen program
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aspects of the applicant’s personality and character significant to graduate study and any special skills or

experience that would benefit him/her in their graduate program.

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Recommender’s Signature



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