Character Reference Letter Examples

   Character Reference For Admissions Appeal

Dear Admissions Committee:

I was shocked and disappointed when I learned that my student, {Name}, was denied admission to your esteemed {program/university}. I urge your committee to take another look at their application package and reconsider the decision.

During my time as {teacher/adviser/coach} at {high school/etc.}, I have had the pleasure to observe {Name} interacting with their peers and teammates, in and out of class. They possess a maturity beyond their years, and are looked to as a role model for younger students. Never was this more clear than when {anecdote}.

I have not had the privilege of teaching many students with {Name}’s level of character. Their potential for success is high, and I see them not only rising to prove themselves in their chosen career path of {field}; I envision them being a leader. {Name} is the type of person who can spark change.

{Name} is a dedicated student with a strong work ethic. I am aware that their {GPA/test scores/etc.} may have tipped the scales against them, but if you were to take a closer look at their trajectory, including {mitigating factors}, I’m confident that you will see them as I do.

{Name} is more than prepared to excel at your institution. They will be an active participant in class discussions and a positive force on campus.

Thank you for your time and attention. I would be happy to speak with any of you personally and provide further insights at your convenience.


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