To request a letter of recommendation or reference from a faculty or staff member of Carleton’s Department of Economics for the purposes of potential employment, grant applications, awards, honors, and/or graduate school admission, students or alumni must first give permission to disclose information from their student records. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects personally identifiable information in student education records from disclosure without the student’s signed, written consent. Under FERPA, students may—but are not required to—waive their right to inspect and review or request amendment to confidential letters of reference or recommendation; however, school officials may decline a request if a waiver is not in place.

Complete the Release Form below giving Carleton’s Department of Economics faculty and staff permission to disclose information from a student’s records.

Note: To ensure strong letters of recommendation, discuss your career plans with faculty members well in advance.


LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION RELEASE FORM

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects personally identifiable information in student education records from disclosure without the student’s signed, written consent. Under FERPA, students may, but are not required to, waive their right to inspect and review or request amendment to confidential letters of reference or recommendation; however, school officials may decline a request if a waiver is not in place. This completed and signed form will give faculty ad staff of the Carleton College Department of Economics permission to disclose information from a student’s records for the purpose of providing letters of recommendation and references for potential employment, grant applications, awards, honors, and/or graduate school admission.

I give members of the Carleton College Department of Economics (faculty and staff) written or oral permission to disclose information from my student records for the purpose of providing letters of recommendation and references for potential employment, grant applications, awards, honors, and/or graduate school admission. I permit the disclosure of information from:
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