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Instructions for Letters of Recommendation

McNair candidates are required to submit two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a CSUSM faculty/staff member or a faculty/staff member from another university or college.

  1. Email CSUSM McNair ( with the name, email, title and department of your letter writer(s). In the subject line, write “Reference Submission for (your name)”.
  2. We will send your letter writer an email with instructions for writing/submitting an electronic copy of their recommendation letter. CSUSM McNair will contact your letter writer by email within 24 hours (Monday - Thursday) of receipt of your email, so make sure you provide us with the name(s) and email(s) as soon as you are starting your application.

Letters of Recommendation are due: Monday, March 1, 2021