References are an important part of your application.

Choose referees who know your skills and experience, and who can communicate your ability to succeed as a graduate student. It’s also important to ensure that your referees are available and have ample time to complete the reference form before the application deadline. Contact your referees two to three weeks before you apply to confirm their availability, email address and current job title.

Note that all reference forms are verified for authenticity. Read more about our reference requirements.