Academic Recommendation Form

For the M.Div. and M.A.T.S. degrees.

This recommendation is an editable pdf form, which you can sign electronically and submit by email. The form should be completed in Adobe Reader*.

  • We recommend that you save the form to your desktop before completing the saved form. Saving as you go is also important!
  • If you are a Mac user, you must make sure that you open this form in Adobe Reader*, not in Preview for Mac. You will not be able to sign the form electronically in Preview for Mac. To open in Adobe Reader, hold down the control button on your keyboard while clicking on the icon for the document. You will see an option that says "open with" and you should select Adobe Reader.

Ready to go? Click here to complete the Academic Recommendation Form.

  • If you would rather complete the recommendation for admission by hand, please print this version of the recommendation form and mail it to:  

    Office of Admission 
    Beeson Divinity School 
    Samford University 
    800 Lakeshore Drive 
    Birmingham, AL 35229

*Adobe Reader is available as a free download at