I have been asked to provide a reference for a postgraduate applicant. Is there any guidance available?January 7, 2011
by James Tilley
Imperial College has no specific requirements for an acceptable reference. Imperial is looking for referees to comment on their knowledge of the applicant’s strengths and academic ability, as experienced by the referee, and their suitability for further study at Imperial College. A letter of recommendation is therefore sufficient.
There is no deadline for submitting a reference, however departments may delay considering an application or making a decision until we have received both of an applicant’s references, so uploading it as soon as possible would prevent any delay in the processing of any application.