One or more Academic Recommendations from a faculty member who has taught the student in at least one college level class is required for Pitzer students applying to study abroad. The faculty member does not need to be from Pitzer College.
The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application requires one recommendation on the Pitzer College Study Abroad Academic Recommendation form. All that is required is for faculty to check the circles on the front of the form and sign it. Comments on the back side of the form are helpful to the review committee and are appreciated. Your student should print the form, sign the student confidentiality waiver (if applicable) and bring the form to you. A copy of this form is also available here for your convenience.
Pitzer College Study Abroad – Academic Recommendation
Pitzer recommendations may be given to the student in a sealed signed envelope for the student to deliver to our office or faculty may bring the form to our office, put the form in campus mail to us, put the form in our mail box A-109 in Scott Hall, mail it to us, scan and email a signed copy to us or email the form to us directly from their Pitzer faculty email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept the student’s confidentiality waiver signature on a separate form.
ISEP Exchange Recommendations and Letters of Reference
In addition to the Pitzer recommendation, ISEP requires students applying to an ISEP Exchange program get an ISEP Academic Reference. Your student will enter their confidentiality preference, your name and email into the on line ISEP application to send you a link to the ISEP reference for you to complete.
Program Specific Recommendations and Letters of Reference
After students submit their Pitzer College Study Abroad Applications and are accepted by the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs some study abroad programs and exchanges will require them to submit program specific applications. Applications required by the host institutions may include requests for additional recommendations and/or letters of reference. Your student should provide the program specific links, forms and instructions. In many cases, the items may be returned to our office for us to forward with the student’s host institution application.