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Letters of Recommendation Questions

Can I submit more than 3 letters of recommendation?

Yes, but most departments request only three 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?

 If the application is currently in progress, changes may be made to the Recommender's information in the "Recommendations" section of the application. If the application has already been submitted, changes may be made by going to the application portal. After selecting the "Edit" button next to the Status of the recommender, you will be able to edit the Recommender's personal information, as well as send a reminder email or exclude them from the application.

Please note that Recommenders' emails as well as the Buckley Amendment waiver will not be able to be changed.

Did you get my letter of recommendation?

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

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.

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.