Graduate admissions experts on how to acquire the most effective letters of recommendation

As the number of computer science and engineering students electing to go to graduate school increases, so does the competition to get into top schools. Students applying to competitive programs need to make sure all the elements of their applications are strong, including their letters of recommendation. But persuasive letters of recommendation should be easy to acquire as long as you’ve excelled in college, right? All you should need to do is ask a few of your favorite professors to write some nice things about you and send them off to the graduate admissions office at the grad school of your choice.

Of course, it’s never that easy. There’s more to acquiring an effective letter of recommendation than just asking your beloved professor to write it. In order to get some insight into the process, GECC asked several graduate admissions officials to answer the key questions.

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