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Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:27 pm
by nyk3
Saw this mentioned here in another thread. Does this actually work? What's the number?

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:32 pm
by bk1

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:59 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
they just changed their policy. no more faxing. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll process it if you fax it.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:03 pm
by 094320
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Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:08 pm
by kazu

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:05 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
acrossthelake wrote:Faxing worked for me.


did you do this recently? If so, I am so jealous. I just told my recommenders to fax their letters and then a day later I see LSAC changed their policy.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:08 pm
by bk1
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:Faxing worked for me.


did you do this recently? If so, I am so jealous. I just told my recommenders to fax their letters and then a day later I see LSAC changed their policy.


They have not changed their policy as a whole.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:11 pm
by 094320
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Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:11 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
bk1 wrote:
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:Faxing worked for me.


did you do this recently? If so, I am so jealous. I just told my recommenders to fax their letters and then a day later I see LSAC changed their policy.


They have not changed their policy as a whole.


Meaning?

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:47 pm
by lzyovrachievr
As posted in other areas, LSAC says on their website that you shouldn't fax your LORs, and they occasionally tell callers not to do it (though some say it's fine).

However, if you fax it, it gets processed quickly. So while they changed their policy on the website, they still accept them. My recommender sent one last week, no problem. No one has yet reported a problem with it actually going through and being posted to your account.

The image quality will not be as good as if you mail them though.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:16 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
lzyovrachievr wrote:As posted in other areas, LSAC says on their website that you shouldn't fax your LORs, and they occasionally tell callers not to do it (though some say it's fine).

However, if you fax it, it gets processed quickly. So while they changed their policy on the website, they still accept them. My recommender sent one last week, no problem. No one has yet reported a problem with it actually going through and being posted to your account.

The image quality will not be as good as if you mail them though.


Thanks for that. I guess I'm just worried this current window will eventually close and in a month if I have a writer fax the recommendation it won't get processed.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:30 pm
by bk1
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
lzyovrachievr wrote:As posted in other areas, LSAC says on their website that you shouldn't fax your LORs, and they occasionally tell callers not to do it (though some say it's fine).

However, if you fax it, it gets processed quickly. So while they changed their policy on the website, they still accept them. My recommender sent one last week, no problem. No one has yet reported a problem with it actually going through and being posted to your account.

The image quality will not be as good as if you mail them though.


Thanks for that. I guess I'm just worried this current window will eventually close and in a month if I have a writer fax the recommendation it won't get processed.


If a fax isn't processed within 24 hours, call them and see they got it and if they say to mail it, I guess either try again or mail it.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:46 pm
by kazu
bk1 wrote:
If a fax isn't processed within 24 hours, call them and see they got it and if they say to mail it, I guess either try again or mail it.


Does this work though? When I called 3 days after sending a fax (not LOR-related, had misspelled my name and wanted to fix it) the person said that he couldn't confirm whether they had gotten it, to wait for a week and then if it still hadn't shown up try calling again then. :evil:

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:52 pm
by bk1
If they haven't gotten it within 24 hours I don't think they will get that fax. Try refaxing or mailing. I haven't tried calling them though, it was merely a suggestion.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:07 am
by kazu
bk1 wrote:If they haven't gotten it within 24 hours I don't think they will get that fax. Try refaxing or mailing. I haven't tried calling them though, it was merely a suggestion.


Nah it turns out that all my reports that the law school will see were fixed, but the changes can't/won't show up on my "profile information" page for some reason. Apparently they have a permanent glitch in their system :roll:

However it is easier to know whether an LOR has been processed or not - I agree with the "try again or mail" advice, just keep in mind LSAC might not tell you if they've gotten it or not.

Re: Faxing LOR's

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:30 pm
by JJDancer
Had one faxed in 3 days ago that got posted within a few hours.

Had another one faxed in today but it's not up yet. I'll wait til around 4 and then call and check if they received it/if the quality is ok..
EDIT: Lsac has the one from today up.