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As part of our commitment to support and serve schools, GMAC convened a group of leading business schools who wanted to streamline the process of asking for and submitting letters of recommendation.
Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR) is a recommendation form developed with the goal of saving recommenders and alumni valuable time by providing a single, common set of questions. The questions remain embedded in each participating school’s existing application system, so few significant changes are required.
Some key benefits of the Common LOR:
While GMAC is supporting this initiative, it is the business schools who are leading the effort, with GMAC helping to convene, gather information from industry experts, and solicit input from candidates from around the globe.
Click here to listen to an overview of the Common LOR.
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Section 1: Personal Information About the Recommender
Section 2: Leadership Assessment Grid
The grid is comprised of 16 competencies and character traits that contribute to successful leadership. The competencies and character traits are grouped into five categories:
Section 3: Recommendation Questions (Open-ended Questions for Recommenders)
The form is also available for reading purposes in the following languages:
Fill out the form below to download the Common Letter of Recommendation Template:
Schools using the Common LOR form for 2016/2017 application cycle:
(If your school uses the Common LOR form but the logo is not listed above, please click here to contact us)
The Common LOR is available to use free of charge by any program around the globe. Participating programs can customize the Common LOR to accommodate any unique questions required by the programs.
If you would like to learn more and are interested in participating, please complete the form below: