Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

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jdhopeful11
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Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:09 pm

Can letters of recommendation be faxed to LSAC? I do not see a fax number anywhere on the website and this is an urgent matter. Can anybody help?

NewtonLied
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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby NewtonLied » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:09 pm

Nope. They have to be mailed.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby blurbz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:11 pm

NewtonLied wrote:Nope. They have to be mailed.



False. They can be faxed. I don't have the fax number any longer, but all of mine were faxed in. Call LSAC tomorrow morning and ask for it.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby redraiderette » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:16 pm

Happy to pass this along: 215-504-1444 is the fax.
It can be very busy, so just ask your recommenders to make sure they get a confirmation on the fax. Trust me, this saves like 7 days in processing, as mine went up within 24-48 hours from the time they were faxed. Good luck!

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby jdhopeful11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:19 pm

redraiderette wrote:Happy to pass this along: 215-504-1444 is the fax.
It can be very busy, so just ask your recommenders to make sure they get a confirmation on the fax. Trust me, this saves like 7 days in processing, as mine went up within 24-48 hours from the time they were faxed. Good luck!


You're the best.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby NewtonLied » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:02 am

I called LSAC this cycle up to ask if I could have mine faxed and they told me no...

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby blurbz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:04 am

NewtonLied wrote:I called LSAC this cycle up to ask if I could have mine faxed and they told me no...



Weird. I Emailed them this cycle and received a response within 15 minutes that included the fax number...

I guess it depends who answers your question!

NewtonLied
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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby NewtonLied » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:10 am

*sigh* I guess I could have gone complete at my schools 2 weeks sooner and be done by now.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby da87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:11 am

Yes, you definitely can. My recommenders faxed mine on the same day in January and they both showed up in less than 2 hours. It was amazing. And that fax number listed above is the correct number.

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:16 am

da87 wrote:Yes, you definitely can. My recommenders faxed mine on the same day in January and they both showed up in less than 2 hours. It was amazing. And that fax number listed above is the correct number.

TITCR

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:28 am

If LOR's are faxed, do they have to include the LSAC form?

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:37 am

bgdddymtty wrote:If LOR's are faxed, do they have to include the LSAC form?


yes

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:23 am

im_blue wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:If LOR's are faxed, do they have to include the LSAC form?


yes


Dang. Wish I would have known about this option a couple of weeks ago. My second LOR should still beat my deadlines though. *crosses fingers*

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Re: Letter of Recommendation faxed? ---- URGENT

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:43 am

bgdddymtty wrote:
im_blue wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:If LOR's are faxed, do they have to include the LSAC form?


yes


Dang. Wish I would have known about this option a couple of weeks ago. My second LOR should still beat my deadlines though. *crosses fingers*


For some reason mailed LORs can take 1-2 weeks after receipt for LSAC to process and post, while faxed LORs typically post within the day. I'm guessing they're content to let mail pile up, but there's no convenient way to store unprocessed faxes.




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