I have been out of school for some time, and it may be difficult to obtain an academic recommendation. How should I proceed?

Your letters of recommendation should address the ways in which your professional experience supports your goals for graduate theological study. Many of our students have been out of school and working for a number of years. In cases where applicants have extensive professional experience, they may choose to obtain a letter of recommendation from a mentor or supervisor. This letter should address the ways in which your professional experience supports your goals for graduate theological study. Your recommendation providers should also speak about your professional skills and abilities and how they relate to graduate study of religion (e.g. any research, writing, critical analysis, etc.).