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Submission of recommendations

References should be from individuals familiar with you as a student or an employee. We do not accept recommendations from friends, family or clergy.

Department/program Requirements by program/department
Nursing DNP and MSN 2 forms
Speech Pathology 3 forms from non Clarion grads; no forms from Clarion grads
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2 forms
Data Analytics No forms
MBA No forms
Accounting No forms
Library Science No forms
Education No forms
Special Education No forms
ABA/CLM No forms
Athletic Training 2 forms


1.  Download and Print
Applicant Evaluation/Recommendation Form
Send the recommendation form to your evaluators for completion if you have not included their email with the online application.  Completed forms must be signed by the evaluator and placed in a sealed envelope with the signature of the evaluator across the seal. Envelopes must remain sealed until their arrival at the Graduate Admissions Office.  If the seal is broken or there is no signature of the evaluator on the seal of the envelope the recommendation will not be accepted. If the evaluator is sending the scanned recommendation form via email, they must use their professional or business email account, no personal email accounts will be accepted. Evaluation/Recommendation Forms emails should be sent to:

2. Link sent directly from online application
Completing the reference section of the online application will automatically send a  link to the student's evaluator via email. Please be sure the email you enter is correct. The evaluator will then be able to complete and submit their recommendation online.

Mail directly to:
Graduate Programs
PennWest University Clarion
Carlson Library, Level A, Room A14
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214


Last Updated 8/11/22