Faxing LOR's

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Faxing LOR's

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:04 pm

Has anyone had any problems with this?

Also how long does it take on average if you send letters by mail?

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:27 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby bigwillie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:31 pm

I think it takes anywhere from 3 to 7 business days for LORs to process after LSAC receives them. I'm not sure about faxing, but I've heard it can be faster, can't confirm though.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:40 pm

Faxes usually post within 0-1 business days, while snail mail posts within a week but could take up to 2 weeks.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:41 pm

im_blue wrote:Faxes usually post within 0-1 business days, while snail mail posts within a week but could take up to 2 weeks.


I'm just worried because it said on the LOR form that sometimes faxes get the barcode blurred?

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:42 pm

If you're worried just use a professional faxing service like Kinko's.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:44 pm

im_blue wrote:If you're worried just use a professional faxing service like Kinko's.


Hmm...sending it by snail mail can take up to 2 weeks?

I may have to email my professors and ask them to fax it in if they can.

Do you think this would be asking for too much? The professors I asked are pretty oldschool and I'm not sure if they even know how to work a fax machine.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:48 pm

If they're willing to let you see the LOR, then it wouldn't be an issue for you to fax it for them.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:50 pm

Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:51 pm

ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.

Others have reported that LSAC just ignored their blurry faxed LOR, so YMMV.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:52 pm

ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.


Do you think it would be appropriate for me to ask them to fax through email? Or is this something I should go see them face to face and ask?

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:52 pm

im_blue wrote:
ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.

Others have reported that LSAC just ignored their blurry faxed LOR, so YMMV.


Eh, either way. Fax fax fax.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:53 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.


Do you think it would be appropriate for me to ask them to fax through email? Or is this something I should go see them face to face and ask?


Tell them to make their admins do it.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby theavrock » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:56 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.


Do you think it would be appropriate for me to ask them to fax through email? Or is this something I should go see them face to face and ask?


Fax. Professors have the admin folks in their departments do this for them. Just send them an email stating that it takes 1-2 days if faxed and up to two weeks if mailed. They will understand and have their admin folks do it. Ask them to let you know when they fax it and then if you dont see it posted within a few days, call LSAC.

Also, not to be a dick, but the search function is your friend. This question has been asked and answered many times.

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:05 pm

theavrock wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
ahduth wrote:Fax fax. My stuff got posted within 24 hours. If it comes through blurry they'll call you.


Do you think it would be appropriate for me to ask them to fax through email? Or is this something I should go see them face to face and ask?


Fax. Professors have the admin folks in their departments do this for them. Just send them an email stating that it takes 1-2 days if faxed and up to two weeks if mailed. They will understand and have their admin folks do it. Ask them to let you know when they fax it and then if you dont see it posted within a few days, call LSAC.

Also, not to be a dick, but the search function is your friend. This question has been asked and answered many times.


In fact, there's a handy dandy FAQ:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=131727

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Re: Faxing LOR's

Postby andythefir » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:28 pm

If you fax make sure to include a phone number or email your recommender checks. Mine came across blurry even after paying $5 to kinkos. The LSAC sent a letter to my recommender saying that it didn't come through, but that took about a week.




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