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What is the general procedure for submitting a LoR by our recommender? Do they upload the PDF copy of our hard LoR? Or is there a field where they can type in their comments? I am asking this because I made a hard copy of my LoR in 2017 with the university letterheads, and I don't if that'll work this time around if a PDF copy of the scanned hardcopy is uploaded. Or are the university letterheads not required? There is also no additional information about this on the university website. I wonder why that is the case. Any replies would be highly appreciated!!
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Generally within the online application you fill in a section for recommenders that includes things like email, title, name etc.

They are then sent a link where they have to login in / create an account and will fill out the form online.
I think most schools still accept hard copies of LOR but I'd imagine most LOR are done through the online system
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What is the general procedure for submitting a LoR by our recommender? Do they upload the PDF copy of our hard LoR? Or is there a field where they can type in their comments? I am asking this because I made a hard copy of my LoR in 2017 with the university letterheads, and I don't if that'll work this time around if a PDF copy of the scanned hardcopy is uploaded. Or are the university letterheads not required? There is also no additional information about this on the university website. I wonder why that is the case. Any replies would be highly appreciated!!



Hello rishi141

That will depends solely on particular university application policy.

I don't know how large or not, is your school application pool, but you may encounter different options.

Anyway, there is usually within your started web application option to select your desired recommendation letter providers, by putting their names and email addresses.

If that is the case, you will have then option to send them reminder email, and they will receive email from your intended university to upload their recommendation via link.

Other option for them may be to get instructions to send recommendation letter via email.

In both cases, especially in second, you can use scanned pdf copy of your existing hard copy.

If not, you will just need to retype it, so they can copy paste it.

There is almost always reserve option, to send them directly to program coordinator or to specific email, if you encounter some issues with application system on website, for instance your professors didn't receive necessary emails with instructions although system did send them etc. so you can try that as well, just ask them.

Finally, there might be "old school" option also available, to send hard copies directly via mail.

I suppose that will work for you :)

Just make sure they still practice that as well.



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It depends on the school but typically it's all submitted electronically. As the applicant, you typically will enter your recommender's contact information & then the school will send them the instructions on any questions to address in the LOR & how to submit. If you are unsure though definitely reach out to the school directly to ask! Better safe than sorry!
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What is the general procedure for submitting a LoR by our recommender? Do they upload the PDF copy of our hard LoR? Or is there a field where they can type in their comments? I am asking this because I made a hard copy of my LoR in 2017 with the university letterheads, and I don't if that'll work this time around if a PDF copy of the scanned hardcopy is uploaded. Or are the university letterheads not required? There is also no additional information about this on the university website. I wonder why that is the case. Any replies would be highly appreciated!!


Hi rishi141,
You need to register your recommenders on your online application, and then the school will send them a link to the online recommender system.
in the online recommender system they will be asked to answer some questions about you, and rate you on different skills and traits. They will either have text boxes to type their answers, or they will be asked to upload a letter that addresses the questions. Some schools require that the letter will have the company letterhead, but the university letterheads is not required.
For Example, I can tell you that for HBS and Kellogg, the recommenders have to upload a Word or PDF document in response to the LOR questions, while for Wharton, MIT, and NYU, the recommenders have to type their answers in text boxes.
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rishi141 wrote:
What is the general procedure for submitting a LoR by our recommender? Do they upload the PDF copy of our hard LoR? Or is there a field where they can type in their comments? I am asking this because I made a hard copy of my LoR in 2017 with the university letterheads, and I don't if that'll work this time around if a PDF copy of the scanned hardcopy is uploaded. Or are the university letterheads not required? There is also no additional information about this on the university website. I wonder why that is the case. Any replies would be highly appreciated!!


Hi. So here are the few basic things. There are few schools that accept pdf/word LOR and for few your recommend-er needs to type in (more of a survey about you ). i'd suggest you to check in the school website and mail to them they will surely reply with the right details.
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