Faxing LORs

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bofaem
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Faxing LORs

Postby bofaem » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:35 am

I know it's been brought up many times, but where can I find LSACs fax #? i looked everywhere, and also the LOR form specifically notes that it should be mailed with the letter...

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby osalinas44 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:39 am

the fax number is 1 (215) 504-1444 I called LSAC and got the number. Also I called and they said they can be faxed and processed much sooner but, they have to be faxed by the recommender along with the form you have to sign. Hope this helps. And I also have called them three different times to be sure that you didn't have to mail in the LOR's if you faxed them.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby angiej » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:05 pm

osalinas44 wrote:the fax number is 1 (215) 504-1444 I called LSAC and got the number. Also I called and they said they can be faxed and processed much sooner but, they have to be faxed by the recommender along with the form you have to sign. Hope this helps. And I also have called them three different times to be sure that you didn't have to mail in the LOR's if you faxed them.


In that case, is it advisable to fax instead of snail mail? Will law schools look at this as slightly less credible since its not received in an envelope with the printed school's name as the sender?

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:26 pm

angiej wrote:In that case, is it advisable to fax instead of snail mail? Will law schools look at this as slightly less credible since its not received in an envelope with the printed school's name as the sender?


I'm pretty sure LSAC cracks open all the snail mail LOR's, scans them in and then sends them out to law schools when you attach them to your application.

It makes no difference whether you fax or snailmail, except faxing will get it in faster (couple of days versus couple of weeks).

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby dabbadon8 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:29 pm

Faxed one yesterday, up today. The snail mail ones took close to 2 weeks.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby angiej » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:30 pm

bk1 wrote:
angiej wrote:In that case, is it advisable to fax instead of snail mail? Will law schools look at this as slightly less credible since its not received in an envelope with the printed school's name as the sender?


I'm pretty sure LSAC cracks open all the snail mail LOR's, scans them in and then sends them out to law schools when you attach them to your application.

It makes no difference whether you fax or snailmail, except faxing will get it in faster (couple of days versus couple of weeks).


If my professor uses an "official" university cover letter will that be scanned? I want it to be clear that it is just as "official" as if it were mailed.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:00 pm

angiej wrote:If my professor uses an "official" university cover letter will that be scanned? I want it to be clear that it is just as "official" as if it were mailed.


I doubt anybody on TLS knows. Call LSAC and ask. I assume they would whether it was faxed or mailed, but double checking cannot hurt.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby angiej » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:03 pm

bk1 wrote:
angiej wrote:If my professor uses an "official" university cover letter will that be scanned? I want it to be clear that it is just as "official" as if it were mailed.


I doubt anybody on TLS knows. Call LSAC and ask. I assume they would whether it was faxed or mailed, but double checking cannot hurt.


Just got off the phone with LSAC, they said they would scan the cover letter to and that this is considered just as authentic or official as if it were snail mailed. The representative also provided me with the same number previously mentioned in the thread.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:10 pm

angiej wrote:Just got off the phone with LSAC, they said they would scan the cover letter to and that this is considered just as authentic or official as if it were snail mailed. The representative also provided me with the same number previously mentioned in the thread.


I honestly wonder why they don't post it on their website.

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Re: Faxing LORs

Postby angiej » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:36 pm

FYI, last wednesday I had a prof fax an LOR and it showed up in my account an hour later. On the same day, my employer snail mailed his LOR (verified by the fact I placed it in the outgoing mail box) and it has not yet shown up in my account. Faxing LOR's FTW!




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