LOR Processing Time?

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cmu
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LOR Processing Time?

Postby cmu » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:35 am

My boss mailed in my LOR last Tuesday, but so far I still haven't received an update from LSAC yet, how long does it generally take for them to process a LOR? Thanks.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:55 am

up to a week after receipt, but they're probably getting really busy right before Thanksgiving

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Joymin » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:58 am

My ex-boss mailed it 3 weeks ago, and it did not appear on my LSAC account. Then I sent a mail to LSACinfo, and they replied in two days. However, the next day, it appeared on my account. My inference is that sometimes you have to shake them up a little bit. The deluge of paper at LSAC around this time must be something.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby jwmalone87 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:30 pm

My prof mailed his letter in last Tuesday and nothing, either. You're not alone.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Marquito38 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:46 pm

Short answer: It varies.

Could be a few days or few weeks. Doesn't hurt to call and check.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby NYC_7911 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:48 pm

You could ask your professors to fax an additional copy over. I had several of mine faxed in a couple weeks ago, and the turn-around time was very fast.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby AfroThunder1212 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:50 pm

Fax it. It takes mere HOURS to show up!

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gotti » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:38 pm

AfroThunder1212 wrote:Fax it. It takes mere HOURS to show up!



Just faxed mine...hours even at this time so close to T-giving?

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:43 pm

My last letter was mailed on Thursday of last week and was processed on Monday.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gotti » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:25 am

FYI, just faxed mine yesterday at like 11am and just checked LSAC...it posted! :D :D :D :D
Thought I'd have to wait to submit, but I'm good to go!!

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:31 am

Call them! Same thing happened to me a month ago and it turn out my Professor forgot to sign it. They didn't alert me or anything

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Spykuh » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:44 am

faxing is the best...mine showed up within 2 hours!

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby roxyripscurl » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:58 am

What fax # did you guys use?

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gotti » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:09 pm

215-504-1444

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:10 pm

215-504-1444

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:13 pm

I would like to add that if your letter has been taking a long time you should email LSAC to inquire about it. I waited two weeks before emailing them, only to receive a reply an hour later that the letter was "smudged" and unreadable. They said they'd mailed a letter to the recommender to explain this, but my prof rarely visits the office I listed as a mailing address, so I doubt he would have known if I hadn't inquired.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:45 pm

I faxed mine an hr ago and it is already uploaded

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Gatorbull84 wrote:I faxed mine an hr ago and it is already uploaded


dang. i better re-fax mine. had my recommender fax 2 days ago and still nothing. very impatient.

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:31 pm

RJ127 wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I faxed mine an hr ago and it is already uploaded


dang. i better re-fax mine. had my recommender fax 2 days ago and still nothing. very impatient.



Make sure that its signed and that he faxed the printed LOR sheet from LSAC. Otherwise they wont upload it and they don't send notices as to why

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:59 pm

Gatorbull84 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I faxed mine an hr ago and it is already uploaded


dang. i better re-fax mine. had my recommender fax 2 days ago and still nothing. very impatient.



Make sure that its signed and that he faxed the printed LOR sheet from LSAC. Otherwise they wont upload it and they don't send notices as to why


Word. Thanks for the heads up. Going to try to take care of it right now...

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:57 am

RJ127 wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
Gatorbull84 wrote:I faxed mine an hr ago and it is already uploaded


dang. i better re-fax mine. had my recommender fax 2 days ago and still nothing. very impatient.



Make sure that its signed and that he faxed the printed LOR sheet from LSAC. Otherwise they wont upload it and they don't send notices as to why


Word. Thanks for the heads up. Going to try to take care of it right now...



Good luck

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Re: LOR Processing Time?

Postby jwmalone87 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:12 pm

Anyone else here still waiting on theirs? It's been about a week and a half for me...




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