What is the difference between a recommendation letter and the character reference letter?

Recommendation letters come from a principal, teacher or guidance counselor who can speak to your academic performance. The character reference letter can come from a coach, supervisor, or community member who can speak to your character. Your character reference letter may also come from one of the writers of your academic recommendation letter. You can find more information about the Character Reference Letter on our website: https://macaulay.cuny.edu/admissions/applying-to-macaulay/character-reference-letter/