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Dear Friend:

You have been asked to write a letter on behalf of a student who is seeking college credit for prior learning.  St. Ambrose University is offering students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside of the classroom setting, on the job, or in life experience.  Your letter will help the student provide evidence that the learning he or she asserts actually did occur and is worthy of college credit.  These guidelines are intended to help you provide the verification and evaluation of the student's learning in the best possible way.

  • Send your written evaluation on letterhead stationery.
  • Include a description of your present position and pertinent past experiences.
  • Identify your relationship to the candidate (i.e. supervisor, manager), the situation in which you observed the individual, and the dates of the observation.
  • State specifically what competence, skills, or knowledge you have been asked to assess (in most cases, the candidate will inform you of these in advance).
  • Evaluate how well the person performed by using statements such as average, above average, exceptional, etc.
  • Verify that the student held the position and fulfilled the responsibilities claimed.
  • Use examples, wherever possible, for the standards you have used, such as performance at the same level as my other employees who possess the bachelors degree or performance exceeded all other volunteers under my supervision who have performed these same or similar duties.

If you are not sure which skills, knowledge, or competence to assess, please feel free to ask the student to be more specific.  It is important to know that you are not being asked to make a recommendation; that is, we are not asking you to make comments on the student's appearance or deportment, nor are you being asked to make a prediction of the student's future performance.  Rather, you are asked to verify what the candidate has learned and to evaluate how well he or she knows or can do what has been asserted.

This information will be public and the candidate will be provided with a copy.  Therefore, your statement will be most helpful both to the student and to the committee, if it is entirely straightforward.  We wish to thank you in advance for taking time to provide as thoughtful and candid an assessment as possible.

Sample Letter of Recommendation B: Employment

The University of North Florida
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South � Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 555-0000 Fax (904) 555-0001


November 19, 2003

Dr. Anita Hiresomeone
Counseling Center
Schultz Hall, Room 2121
University of North Florida
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

Dear Dr. Hiresomeone:

It is with great pleasure that I find myself writing this letter of recommendation for Janie Jobseeker. Janie is an outstanding employee who on a daily basis goes “above and beyond” in her administrative support to Student Government and continuously exceeds the performance standards for her position of office Manager. Laurel willingly accepts new assignments and offers to help wherever she can. Student Government is a frenetic environment that presents many competing demands on the staff there. Mrs. Kendall remains steadfast in her cheerfulness, calmness, and dependability. She is an extraordinary employee and a vital member of the team in Student Government. Laurel has demonstrated excellent managerial and decision making skills. She is attentive to tasks and works tirelessly to achieve the goals of the department. She is an extremely positive and dependable employee, and performs her duties in an extremely timely and conscientious manner.

I’ve received many compliments from the many students that she’s assisted as well as the staff members who rely on Laurel’s direction. Management and personnel in Academic Affairs, Enrollment Services, and other departments praise her work. Laurel is an innovative self-starter, who rarely needs supervision. She is punctual and typically exceeds expectations. She handles pressure well, and will voluntarily work overtime and take work home to meet a deadline.

Laurel is an invaluable asset to any department, and I highly recommend hiring her as your new Associate Director for Student Affairs. If you’d like to discuss her attributes in more detail, please don’t’ hesitate to contact me.


Emma Feelgood

Emma Feelgood


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