When professors are writing a letter of recommendation, do they recycle the same letter for the multiple graduate programs you are having them send a letter to?
I am in the process of requesting my professors for a letter of recommendation for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs I am applying to. I am curious if professors send the same letter to all graduate programs you are requesting them to send a letter to. student graduate professor clinicalpsychology psychology
It depends on the professor and the program. Some programs supply the recommenders with their own questionnaires and templates. Sometimes the recommenders have the flexibility to submit their own letters even if there is a suggested template. For similar type of programs, most professors will write one recommendation letter and if they know you or the program really well, they might modify it slightly to make it fit better. As mentioned in the previous answers, it usually comes down to how well the professor knows you and how much time they have for writing recommendation letters. If you have a really good relationship with the professor, then you can mention them the program(s) that interests you the most and they might be able to prepare a customized reference for that specific program.
Best of luck in your applications!