LORs taking a long time to process

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LORs taking a long time to process

Postby gyggyg » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:13 pm

My recommender mailed in my LOR on 10/20 from CT and faxed it on 10/28 it still has not been posted. Has everybody else been taking this long too? I really want to get my applications under consideration

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby kiniru » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:30 pm

both of mine took exactly a week snail-mailed from NYC.... the last one just came in today.
I'd say give LSAC a call?

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby Sandro » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:19 pm

something went wrong. I talked to my recommender on 10/20 and it was processed last tuesday....

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby plenipotentiary » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:22 pm

Mine both took longer than two weeks (but there was a federal holiday involved). I called and was told that two weeks from the day they receive it (3-4 days after you send it out) is normal, especially when they're busy.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby LSU Undergrad » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Did the professors include the signed form you printed? That's what happened with one of mine and they accepted it by fax. They updated it less than an hour later. Likely not the problem, but just in case I thought I'd mention it.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby gyggyg » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:00 am

Neither of my LORs (one mailed 10/20, the other mailed 10/25 and faxed 10/28) has shown up. Both recommenders have written law school LORs before so I would be shocked if both forgot to include the waiver when I even reminded them to :-(

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:24 am

That is surprising you guys' LORs haven't shown up yet. I think mine sent theirs by priority mail. They mailed them on Friday and then the letters were ready to use in my file on the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

Perhaps LSAC is also getting backed up as more and more LORs start to come in...

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby CSCS Trainer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:51 am

One of my recommenders mailed their lor on 9/30 and it hasn't shown up. They just mailed another one out on Saturday and over-nighted it. So I hope it posts this week. 3 of my apps are already complete and I'm hoping LSAC sends an updated report with the new lor.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby jimraynor » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:53 am

I called LSAC this morning because I had a similar issue. I was informed that due to the LSAT release they are currently backlogged and that I should assume a wait of about a week to process, even for LORs that were faxed in.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:54 am

Depends on the time etc.

I had one sent snail mail and show up about 4 days later. I had one sent overnight and it didn't show up for two weeks. I had one faxed yesterday morning and I'm still waiting on it.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby gyggyg » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Mine that was mailed in 10/20 just appeared yesterday.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:12 pm

My boss faxed his at 5pm PT on Monday, and it showed up by 10am PT Tuesday.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby rcm2116 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:30 pm

I had the same problem, but it turns out that my LOR writer didn't sign on the right line for the paper that you print out and include with it. Reach out to your writer and see if they've received any correspondence from LSAC--LSAC will contact them with any questions before they contact you! LSAC will also send a confirmation to the writer a few days before it posts online.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:06 pm

Possibly a stupid question--but what is the procedure for faxing it in? What was the fax number that you used? I just checked the LSAT website and the LOR form, but they don't say much (just that they discourage faxing because it can distort the barcode). I'd prefer to fax it rather than wait while it's in the mail. And did anyone have problems with the barcode being distorted?

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby jwmalone87 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:49 pm

rcm2116 wrote:I had the same problem, but it turns out that my LOR writer didn't sign on the right line for the paper that you print out and include with it. Reach out to your writer and see if they've received any correspondence from LSAC--LSAC will contact them with any questions before they contact you! LSAC will also send a confirmation to the writer a few days before it posts online.

What now? The letter writers sign the barcode page? I thought we signed it, and they only have to sign the letter itself?

Been waiting more than a week for mine to show up. Getting anxious.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby Gotti » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:29 pm

c_dubya_s wrote:Possibly a stupid question--but what is the procedure for faxing it in? What was the fax number that you used? I just checked the LSAT website and the LOR form, but they don't say much (just that they discourage faxing because it can distort the barcode). I'd prefer to fax it rather than wait while it's in the mail. And did anyone have problems with the barcode being distorted?


215-504-1444

faxed my LOR in 11am yesterday and when I checked at 7am today it was posted.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:45 pm

Mine is still not received...

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:07 pm

Has anybody had any luck with LORs being processed after the holiday? had a letter faxed last monday morning. I'd hate to ask my recommender again to re-fax her letter but it's crunch time.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:18 pm

RJ127 wrote:Has anybody had any luck with LORs being processed after the holiday? had a letter faxed last monday morning. I'd hate to ask my recommender again to re-fax her letter but it's crunch time.


Did LSAC show received but not processed?

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:33 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Has anybody had any luck with LORs being processed after the holiday? had a letter faxed last monday morning. I'd hate to ask my recommender again to re-fax her letter but it's crunch time.


Did LSAC show received but not processed?


I did not even know I can check the received status. I'll take a look right now.

EDIT: It just says 'Printed' as the status.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:22 pm

I had one mailed the Tuesday before last that still hasn't been processed. I've called them twice to check on the status and they're just telling to wait. At least there's nothing wrong with the letter, but I still don't know if it was lost in the mail or if the LSAC misfiled it.

Basically, you're not alone. I told my professor to fax it again today. We'll see.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby freefall21 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:31 pm

One of mine was sent on 9/24 and did not show up until 11/3... I called LSAC a week before that, and they said it must have been lost in the mail. But then it suddenly appeared. Mysterious.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:55 pm

Wow. As I said, my professor faxed mine earlier today and it's already processed and on my account.

If you have access to your recommender and can get them to do this for you, definitely re-fax.

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Re: LORs taking a long time to process

Postby Gotti » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:55 pm

there is hope...i faxed my last LOR at noon (PST) and it got processed before 1pm.

make sure you guys have the signatures/LOR form? i don't know why it would take longer...




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