Application Instructions


Enter contact information for at least  three (3) references in order to send a request to each. References should be scientists, engineers, faculty members, or others who have current or recent knowledge of your academic accomplishments or your professional experiences. They will be contacted electronically with instructions on how to submit a reference letter. You may add up to five (5) references; however, only three (3) will be used. You may rank the order in which they will be used and the top three (3) completed references will be the ones used.

You may change this information at any time, even after you have submitted your application, up until the December 1st, 2017 at 5:00pm deadline. You may monitor the status of your references by looking at the Application Status page. You will also receive a confirmation email when a reference has been received.

Reminder emails can be sent to any of your references by clicking the "Send reminder email" link located beneath each reference.

Reference letters must be on official letterhead. Reference letters not on official letterhead may be disqualified from consideration. If the reference provider is unable to use official letterhead they must include an explanation as to why they are unable to use official letterhead.