Sending LORs to lsac

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Baruch Hume
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Sending LORs to lsac

Postby Baruch Hume » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:31 pm

When my recommenders send their LORs to LSAC should I ask them to send each letter in its own envelope or is ok for them to send them with the proper forms in one big envelope.

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:58 pm

They can send them together. My prof sent me the letter he wrote, and I it in with the LSAC form, and LSAC says they successfully received it!

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby angiej » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:57 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:They can send them together. My prof sent me the letter he wrote, and I it in with the LSAC form, and LSAC says they successfully received it!


Wait I'm confused - doesn't the official LSAC form get sent with the letter? How else would the LSAC know which applicant the letter is for?

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby slamp » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:21 pm

The LSAC form definitely has to be sent in with the letter. I think OP wants to know if several LORs from one recommender can go in the same envelope (i.e. a school-specific letter along with a generic one). I was in that situation and just gave them two separate envelopes, to be on the safe side. No idea if you can just put them together, but I didn't want to chance it.

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby vespertiliovir » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:31 pm

slamp wrote:The LSAC form definitely has to be sent in with the letter. I think OP wants to know if several LORs from one recommender can go in the same envelope (i.e. a school-specific letter along with a generic one). I was in that situation and just gave them two separate envelopes, to be on the safe side. No idea if you can just put them together, but I didn't want to chance it.

I would agree with this -- better to err on the side of caution.

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby angiej » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:46 pm

slamp wrote:The LSAC form definitely has to be sent in with the letter. I think OP wants to know if several LORs from one recommender can go in the same envelope (i.e. a school-specific letter along with a generic one). I was in that situation and just gave them two separate envelopes, to be on the safe side. No idea if you can just put them together, but I didn't want to chance it.


Oh I see. I certainly wouldn't risk it; its worth the cost of a second envelope and $0.44 for postage to be sure its done right.

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby Kurt Cobain » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:11 pm

angiej wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:They can send them together. My prof sent me the letter he wrote, and I it in with the LSAC form, and LSAC says they successfully received it!


Wait I'm confused - doesn't the official LSAC form get sent with the letter? How else would the LSAC know which applicant the letter is for?


I sent it with the letter. My professor mailed me the letter, then I mailed the letter along with the LSAC form to LSAC. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby drake » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:58 pm

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Re: Sending LORs to lsac

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:03 pm

drake wrote:I have a problem...

My LOR was apparently sent to LSAC as Certified Mail which requires the person receiving the letter to sign a form or something upon delivery.

Well, since this is sent to a PO Box and obviously there is no one there to sign anything, the mailman left a delivery notice and took the LOR back to the post office (Newtown Post Office I guess).

The notice says that someone has to come to the post office to pick up the letter or else it will be returned to me 15 days later.

My question is... will the LSAC actually send someone to the post office to pick up the letter? I can't imagine them sending someone to pick up one letter when there are thousands of applicant materials to organize and deal with.


They have to go to the Post Office to pick up the mail from the PO Box do they not?




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