Do I have to provide any recommendation letters or academic transcripts? CSIS Support September 14, 2016 15:46 Updated Follow No, recommendation letters and academic transcripts are not required. Related articles How much time does it take to complete an application? What types of questions are on the application? I applied last year. Do I have to create a new application and apply again? Is there an application fee? Are financial aid or scholarships available? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.