My recommender doesn't want to use an online response. Can he/she send a paper letter?

We much prefer the online submission. It is quicker, more thorough and we get much better information. Some of our programs will accept online recommendations only as they are downloaded into a database. Please encourage your recommenders to use this format.

You cannot submit your application without giving the reference information required on the form. Therefore, if your recommender chooses to use a paper letter, he/she should ignore the email they will receive and instead, mail the letter to:

Office of Graduate Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
631 Cherry Street, Room 318
Atlanta, GA 30332-0321

They must be sure your full name appears on the recommendation letter so it can be identified properly to your records here.

As an alternative, remind them that the online form does provide a space where they can type in or paste in a letter they have written. Soon a feature will be added to allow them to attach a written letter but this feature is not available at this time.

We do not have a template, nor do we require any specific format for paper letters of recommendation.