Letter of Recommendation for MA Program
To be completed by the applicant:
In support of:
(Last name) (First name) (Middle name)
who is applying to the New Mexico State University Graduate School for admission and financial aid to study in the Department of Government, Master of Arts (MA) Program.
To be completed by an instructor, supervisor or advisor acquainted with applicant's education, academic abilities, and/or work skills:
I. TO THE WRITERS OF LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
The information given in this recommendation will be considered confidential and will be used in the initial selection process only. The information will not become part of the student's academic record. We are particularly interested in the applicant's ability to carry on advanced study and research, teaching ability, capability to pursue a successful career in the field, and general character.
In comparison with other graduate students you have known, rate items A through I by a numeric score of 1 to 5, basing your ratings on the level of accomplishments you have come to expect of the applicant. Ratings are: 1-truly outstanding (top 10%); 2- superior; 3-above average; 4-average; 5-below average; X-inadequate knowledge to rate.
A. Intellectual ability ________________E. Ability in written expression_________________
B. Mastery of fundamental ___________F. Ability in oral expression____________________
knowledge in the general field _______G. Adequacy of ability for research______________
C. Motivation and drive _____________H. Emotional maturity and stability_____________
D. Scholarship _____________________ I. Self-reliance and independence_______________
II. It would be helpful if you would cite specific indications bearing upon the applicant's qualifications as cited above. The back of this form may be used if additional space is necessary, or you may attach a separate letter. For applicants who are not U.S. citizens, please indicate the degree of English proficiency for teaching duties.
I have been acquainted with this applicant during the period of ________ to ___________
(teacher, advisor, supervisor, other)
On occasion, other administrative units on campus request copies of letters of reference submitted to our department. Do you object if we honor such requests?
Yes, I do object. No, I do not object.