How Do Letters of Recommendation Work?

Letters of recommendation are not required as part of your application to UW-Green Bay, but they can be very helpful if you are on the “bubble” for admission. If you think you need a little extra evidence that you are going to be successful in a certain subject area, or overall, a letter of recommendation from a person who can attest to your ability to be successful in the classroom can be helpful. 

The UW System provides a very useful Letter of Recommendation form which UW-Green Bay encourages you to use. The form outlines the most valuable information in the applicant review process, and for this reason, it is the most useful recommendation counselors, educators, and other mentors can provide to our institution. This form may also be used as a guide for the development of a traditional letter of recommendation. 

Have your recommender send the letter or recommendation form to our team at, and be sure they put your full name and date of birth on the email so we can accurately match it up with your application. These letters need to be sent to us shortly after you submit your application. We like to make admissions decisions quickly, so please ask for those letters early and make sure your recommenders can send it in a timely fashion. 

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