Letter of Reference for Graduate Programs
Human Development and Family Studies
Texas Tech University

I do/do not agree (circle one) that confidential letters of reference may be solicited with respect to my admittance to Texas Tech University's graduate program and/or consideration for financial support. If I agree, I understand that such letters may not be released to me at a later date without the express permission of those who wrote the letters. I further understand that if I do not agree to the confidentiality of letters of reference, this will not in itself disqualify me for consideration for admittance or for financial support

Applicant__________________________________________
(Please Print)

Applying for: (Please circle one)

MS HDFS              Ph.D. HDFS              Post-Bac Ph.D.              Gerontology - GPIDEA              Youth Development - GPIDEA

The person whose name appears above has applied for admission to a graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Your evaluation of the applicant will help the admissions committee's selection process.

How long have you known the applicant?:_____________________

In what capacity?:_________________________________________________________

Compared with others you have known in this capacity, how would you rank the applicant's performance? (Please circle one)

top 1%
top 5%
top 10%
top 25%
top 50%
below 50%

Please check the appropriate evaluation:

 
Superior
Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Can't Evaluate
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Intelligence
             
Creativity
             
Perseverance
             
Motivation
             
Organization
             
Analysis
             
Problem Solving
             
Responsibility
             
Interpersonal Skills
             
Leadership
             
Integrity
             

 

 

 

On the reverse of this page or in a separate letter, please discuss your evaluation of the applicant's aptitude and likely success in pursuing graduate study.

 

Date:_________

Signature:_________________________________________

Position/Institution:_____________________________________________________

Please return to:
Graduate Secretary
Texas Tech University
College of Human Sciences
Box 41230
Lubbock, TX 79409