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Recommendations

The admission application requires a few different recommendations. Plan ahead. It is your responsibility to work with your ecclesiastical leaders, seminary teachers, and other recommenders to ensure that their recommendations get submitted in time.

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Recommendations are completed through the application with a provided form. Only recommendations asked for and submitted using the application form will be accepted or considered for admission purposes. Any additional recommendations will not be considered, made part of an application, or kept. Recommendation types are listed below:

  1. Ecclesiastical endorsement – All applicants will need to have an ecclesiastical endorsement. This includes agreeing to abide by the Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will need to meet with the bishop and a member of their stake presidency from the ward/stake in which their records are located. Currently-serving missionaries will have one interview with their mission president.

    If you are not a member of the Church, you have the option of completing the endorsement with your own religious leader or with a local bishop or mission president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (to find a local Latter-day Saint leader, enter your address into the meetinghouse locator tool).

  2. Seminary Recommendation – If required, a request will be sent to your seminary teacher to complete a recommendation. 
  3. High School Teacher – The high school teacher recommendation can be completed by anyone that taught a class that counted towards the completion of either a math, English, or science requirement in your junior or senior year. You will need to supply their email address in your application.
  4. Other – This recommendation can be anyone that knows you well that is not a relative. You will need to supply their email address in your application.