When responding to a request for a recommendation letter for graduate school admission, it's crucial to provide clear and positive feedback about the former student. Start with a polite salutation addressing the recipient. Mention the date of the request and briefly describe the student's academic performance, work ethic, and any notable achievements. Express confidence in the student's ability to succeed in graduate school and offer further assistance if needed.

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Sample Reply Letter of Reference Request for Former Student

_________ (Receiver’s details)

Date: __/__/____ (Date)

Subject: Recommendation for graduate school

Dear ________ (Receiver’s Name),

This is in response to your letter dated __/__/____ (Date), requesting information about a former student from our institution.

He/She studied in this institution for ____(no. of years) years. He/She is hardworking, eager to obtain knowledge, and has a fine grasp of different academic concepts, which sets him/her apart from others. He/She consistently __________ (excelled at/topped/demonstrated dedication in) her class with his/her brilliance. His/Her communication skills are excellent in ________ (mention details – technical skills/distinctive languages/cultural activities/other). You can test him/her in any circumstances, and he/she will pass.

I wholeheartedly recommend him/her for your esteemed graduate school. I am confident that he/she will impress you in no time. Please let me know if you want to ask about anything else. You can contact me at _____________ for any other information.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,
________ (Your name),
________ (Designation),
________ (Official Contact Details)

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  • Q: How should I address the recipient in a recommendation response letter?
    • A: Address the recipient with a polite salutation such as "Dear [Receiver's Name]" or "To Whom It May Concern."
  • Q: What information should I include about the former student in the recommendation response letter?
    • A: Provide details about the student's academic performance, work ethic, and any notable achievements or skills.
  • Q: Is it necessary to offer further assistance in the recommendation response letter?
    • A: Offering further assistance demonstrates willingness to provide additional information or support if needed, which can be helpful for the recipient.
  • Q: How should I sign off a recommendation response letter?
    • A: Sign off with a polite closing such as "Yours sincerely," followed by your name, designation, and official contact details.
  • Q: What should I do if the recipient has further questions about the former student?
    • A: Encourage the recipient to contact you for any additional information or clarification they may require. Provide your contact details for easy communication.