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Recommendation Questions

Can I submit more than 3 letters of recommendation?

Yes, but most departments request only 3 letters. If you want to upload additional letters, please check with your department to make certain that it will not adversely affect your chances of being admitted.

How can I correct a recommender's information in the application?

Once a recommenders' information is entered, an automatic email request is generated on your behalf. For this reason their information cannot be edited or deleted.  Instead, re-enter the correct information under the "Add New Recommender’ button. 

To avoid confusion, contact the recommender and direct them to delete the request that was sent in error. Recommenders may be listed twice in your application for this reason.

Can I use Interfolio to submit my letter(s) of recommendation?

Yes, you can use Interfolio. You will be required to enter the recommenders' information in your application and use the email address provided by Interfolio.

Can I submit my application even if my recommenders have not yet completed the recommendation letters?

Yes. Submit your application by the deadline.  The letters of recommendation may be uploaded by the recommender after your submission, but preferably within two weeks of the deadline. Please note that departments may not review the application until all letters have been received.

Do my recommenders have to submit their letters before the deadline?

Recommenders are strongly encouraged to submit their letters by the deadline, but will still be able to submit after the posted date.  The application deadline is provided to recommenders in the Letter of Recommendation Request email.

Please note that departments may not review the application until all letters have been received.

Did you get my letter of recommendation?

You can check on the status of your letters of recommendation by logging back into your application on GradApply. Within the application, on the Update Application tab, you can also resend recommendation requests or send new recommendation requests.