How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

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Cmart050
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How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby Cmart050 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:56 am

to post? They were both mailed last Monday and as soon as LSAC posts them I will be able to complete my applications. :D Thanks for the help, I'm getting really nervous.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Ask your recommender to fax.

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s0ph1e2007
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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:05 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Ask your recommender to fax.
mine faxed them twice and it's been over two weeks
Lsac still hasnt processed them

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:06 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Ask your recommender to fax.
mine faxed them twice and it's been over two weeks
Lsac still hasnt processed them


I guess it's like rush hour during this time of year.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby NYC_7911 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:07 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Ask your recommender to fax.
mine faxed them twice and it's been over two weeks
Lsac still hasnt processed them


That's bizarre. I had one faxed on Friday (evening) and it was processed and sent to the school by this morning. If it's been 2 weeks, it sounds like something is up. Sure you have the fax number right? It is: (215) 504-1444. Good luck!

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby HowdyYall » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:08 pm

it takes awhile for them to process the faxes. Mine showed up after 15 days right around the time of the October LSAT

whymeohgodno
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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:09 pm

HowdyYall wrote:it takes awhile for them to process the faxes. Mine showed up after 15 days right around the time of the October LSAT


15 days wtf

Cmart050
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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby Cmart050 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:18 pm

I can ask them to fax it in even if was already mailed? I really hope to get these applications in soon...should I start them and do everything except for the LoR? Thanks a ton for the help guys.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby bostonlawchick » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Cmart050 wrote:to post? They were both mailed last Monday and as soon as LSAC posts them I will be able to complete my applications. :D Thanks for the help, I'm getting really nervous.


I'm in your boat. I have one letter left to process, faxed last Friday. I've been obsessively refreshing the lsac site waiting for it to come up so that I can finally submit.

Fwiw, I had my first one faxed two Fridays ago and it processed the next Monday morning.

I've been mentally pleading with lsac all day.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby cortnf » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:28 pm

I had one mailed in last Tuesday, processed Saturday (weird?). One mailed last Wednesday, has yet to process. Waiting for that letter to process to submit.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby NYC_7911 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:33 pm

In sum, there is no rhyme or reason to LSAC LOR processing times.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby The Gentleman » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Cmart050 wrote:I can ask them to fax it in even if was already mailed


Yes. Recommenders can fax and snail-mail LoRs. LSAC will process whichever one they get to first.

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Re: How long does it take for the Letters of Recommendation..

Postby c_dubya_s » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:33 pm

You can also call them and ask if they've gotten it--if you faxed it and it didn't come through properly, they can tell you if you call. I called LSAC today and they said letters take 4-6 days to process once they are faxed in.

My mailed letters each took 1 week to process. One faxed LOR got posted the same day, and the other has taken 5 days and hasn't popped up yet.




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