- The author must indicate knowledge of the student and the learning for which the student wishes to receive prior learning credit.
- The letter should be written on the official letterhead of the company or organization with which the author is or was associated, if available.
- The content of the letter should focus on the duties, responsibilities, tasks, and/or activities which were a part of the learning experience that is under consideration. The letter should say who, what, when, why, where, and for how long.
- The author of the letter should state clearly the nature of the relationship between author and student. Family members, friends, and ministers are not good sources as they may be biased and may not have firsthand knowledge of the learning.
Letter of Verification Example
January 2, 2019
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been (student’s name) immediate supervisor in the Information Systems department for more than two years. His position involves, among other things, system administration and programming of a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11l/73 computer running the RSX-11M-PLUS operating system as well as the setup and support of numerous MS-DOS-based computers.
I believe that he has a knowledge of the fundamentals of operating systems as well as an understanding of the specifics of the above-mentioned systems which is equal or greater than that of a college student in an operating systems course.
Information Systems Coordinator