Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

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Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby ckdgusdl88 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:10 am

Hi,

My recommenders sent in LORs about 12 days ago and LSAC still hasn't "received" them.
The recommenders sent it in by snail mail.

Does it take a long time for LSAC to receive, upload, and update LOR info?
What's the usualy time frame?

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:58 am

One of my LORs last month was sent on Thursday and received and processed on Tuesday. Not sure if mine is an unusual case and if they're getting overloaded now, but hope that gives you some frame of reference.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:17 pm

I'm in the same boat. Been waiting since roughly October 1st (approximate date of arrival) but my letter has not yet changed to received. I'm hoping it is just a backlog due to the recent LSAT administration + busy season.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby Sentry » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Have him/her fax his/her letter. I waited 4 weeks for my mailed letter to show and it never did.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby Britt8607 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:43 pm

I have also been waiting on my for over two weeks to show up! When I called their response was, "Well we are really busy this time of year!"

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby achilles » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:01 pm

My recommender mailed it 12 days ago, and it just went up today. So there must be some backup, because no way it takes that long to get there. I would wait a few more days, and if it doesn't arrive, I'd ask the recommender to fax it

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:03 pm

All my LOR's were sent via snail mail between Sept 1. and last week. All were processed about 7-10 days average. I am near LSAC so it only takes 1 day for the mail to get to them though.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby vsl89 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:19 pm

LSAC has been great about mine. My prof mailed mine via priority mail last Friday (10/08) and it was processed today.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:20 pm

vsl89 wrote:LSAC has been great about mine. My prof mailed mine via priority mail last Friday (10/08) and it was processed today.


It's the priority mail. Mine was through first class.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby sidhesadie » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:04 pm

My first one, which was sent in early sept. went up really fast.
My prof that sent it more recently, it's been weeks. I figure if it's not up by score release, I'll have her resend via fax. Pain in the butt. I'm sure they are backed up though, at test time.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby padthai » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:38 am

My recommender sent mine in last Saturday (October 9) and LSAC processed it yesterday (October 14). Less than a week! And all the horror stories on this forum had left me scared....Now I just gotta send off the other 2 letters. Priority mail it is!

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:41 am

I'm in the same boat. It's been 9 days in my case. I actually sent an updated copy of my transcript 7 days ago, and that hasn't gone up, either. I am checking the LSAC website constantly. I think I've developed a twitch.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby Lwoods » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:43 am

My last LOR writer sent late 10/1, first class (regular) mail, and it was posted late 10/7. (I then promptly sent my Fordham app).
Letters sent during less busy times of the year were posted within 3 or 4 business days of mailing. You'll probably gain a day by sending priority.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby HLA » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:27 pm

My professors mailed my recommendations via regular mail last Friday, and they were all posted by Wednesday (which includes the federal holiday/no mail service on Monday). Not sure what is the cause of the discrepancy.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:37 pm

took all mine about a week and a half.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby private_ryan » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:00 am

my 5 recs were faxed and posted a day later..looks like its just hit or miss with LSAC

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby lennonist » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:27 am

if sent priority mail (2 days), it posts on the 3rd day (assuming all three are business days)

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby padthai » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:17 pm

padthai wrote:My recommender sent mine in last Saturday (October 9) and LSAC processed it yesterday (October 14). Less than a week! And all the horror stories on this forum had left me scared....Now I just gotta send off the other 2 letters. Priority mail it is!


Just an update. Sent my 2 other letters via priority mail (2day-mail) on Friday October 15 and it was processed today (October 19).

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby im_blue » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:20 pm

Mine was mailed last Wednesday and processed yesterday (Monday), so it looks like LSAC is processing them quickly, at least for now.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby am588 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:58 pm

in Aug, one of mine posted within 3 days of being sent. 2 of my LORs were sent 6 days ago and still nothing posted.

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby txadv11 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:00 pm

I'm applying to a school that ONLY accepts those damn evaluations.... anyone know how long those take to process...or are they pretty much electronically sent and show up soon after?

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Re: Time required for LSAC to update LORs?

Postby Flett » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:35 pm

txadv11 wrote:I'm applying to a school that ONLY accepts those damn evaluations.... anyone know how long those take to process...or are they pretty much electronically sent and show up soon after?


Definitely electronic.

I only had one evaluation, but as soon as I filled out the request on LSAC an email was sent to the Evaluator. He had to make an account to complete the evaluation and after that he was able to start filling out the evaluation right away. A few minutes after he hit "Submit" it showed up on my account.




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