Free Resource: UCAS Reference vs US Letter of Recommendation Cheat Sheet

If you have students applying to both the US and the UK, it can be tempting to use the terms “reference” and “letter of recommendation” interchangeably. But in reality they are different things, requiring different approaches in order to give your students the best chance of being accepted.

This cheat sheet gives you a handy overview of the two documents and the differences between them, as well as tips on tone, structure, and what to include. It also contains examples to help you guide your writing.

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