Letters of Reference

Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation to SOPHAS. For applicants who are recent graduates, at least one recommender should be a former instructor. Applicants are encouraged to verify that all recommendations are submitted in a timely manner in order for the application to be considered complete by the application deadline.

Waiving the Right to Access Your Letters of Recommendation
US federal legislation gives each student who enrolls at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health the right to access his or her academic record. Your letters of recommendation are part of your academic record. You may review them only if you matriculate and only if you did not waive your right to access each one. You may waive this right to access, if you wish, by selecting this option in the reference section. Please note that signing this waiver is not required as a condition for admission to the School.