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 email@example.com. 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, students applying to an ISEP Exchange program are required to provide an ISEP Academic Reference form and a formal letter of reference that addresses the ISEP prompts. It is important that these items be returned to the Pitzer College Office of Study Abroad, not to ISEP. The Office of Study Abroad will compile the student’s full ISEP application and forward it along with the application fee to ISEP on the student’s behalf. Your student will enter their confidentiality preference, your name and contact information into the on line ISEP application to send you a link to the ISEP reference form with the ISEP letter of reference prompts. A copy of the form is below for your reference. However, since ISEP requires the student’s confidentiality signature as part of their on line form it is best to work from the copy available through the ISEP link.
ISEP – Academic Reference
The ISEP recommendation and letter may be printed and given to the student in a sealed signed envelope for the student to deliver to our office or faculty may bring the items to our office, put the items in campus mail to us, put the form in our mail box A-109 in Scott Hall, mail it to us, or scan and email a signed copy to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 forms and instructions. In most cases, the items be returned to our office for us to forward with the student’s host institution application.