Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

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Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby ixwad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:07 pm

The LSAC site recommends against it, but it sounds like this can be a much more efficient way of getting letters through. Do a lot of people do this?

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby 4for44 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:12 pm

ixwad wrote:The LSAC site recommends against it, but it sounds like this can be a much more efficient way of getting letters through. Do a lot of people do this?


R6 will yell at you... but I did it, and had them processed in less than a day... From what I can tell it hasn't affected my cycle negatively

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:12 pm

4for44 wrote:
ixwad wrote:The LSAC site recommends against it, but it sounds like this can be a much more efficient way of getting letters through. Do a lot of people do this?


R6 will yell at you... but I did it, and had them processed in less than a day... From what I can tell it hasn't affected my cycle negatively

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby krad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:15 pm

ixwad wrote:The LSAC site recommends against it, but it sounds like this can be a much more efficient way of getting letters through. Do a lot of people do this?


There are quite a few threads out there on faxing LORs. I'd recommend searching the forums for more info.

I had a backup writer fax my 2nd LOR (since my original 2nd one has not shown up). She also mailed a hard copy. The faxed copy arrived and was processed within two days of her sending it.

It's not recommended because faxes are usually not very clear, and there's also a chance that faxing will mess up the barcode.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby krad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:15 pm

4for44 wrote:
ixwad wrote:The LSAC site recommends against it, but it sounds like this can be a much more efficient way of getting letters through. Do a lot of people do this?


R6 will yell at you...
but I did it, and had them processed in less than a day... From what I can tell it hasn't affected my cycle negatively

:lol:

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby im_blue » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:21 pm

IBR6

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby ixwad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:23 pm

What is this R6 stuff?

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby krad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:29 pm

ixwad wrote:What is this R6 stuff?


TLSer 10000% against faxing LORs.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:52 pm

My recommenders said they mailed it over a week and a half ago. No activity. I asked them to fax it today.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:55 pm

I suggest sending it both ways. I had 2/3 of my LOR writers fax and snail mail a copy to LSAC while 1 just snail mailed and I ran into no problems. All LORs cleared within 1 day for fax, about 4-6 for snail mail, and i'm on the westcoast. YMMV though.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:27 pm

Update: One LOR went to received...he faxed it today.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby krad » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:31 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Update: One LOR went to received...he faxed it today.


Niceeee.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby sundance95 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:35 pm

I faxed, it was up the next day. I did have my recommender mail a 2nd copy as a failsafe, recommend you do the same.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:02 pm

Update: Had both recommender fax it yesterday. Both are up today.

They mailed it over a week and a half ago. I suggest faxing. Would you rather wait up to 2 weeks or have it upload within a day or two?

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby Gotti » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:30 pm

I faxed mine and it was up in less than an hour. The day before thanksgiving.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby kjadkins » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:00 pm

People keep saying in all of the fax threads that the issue with faxing is that the barcode will get messed up or unclear and then they won't process it...

:shock: Mine don't have barcodes anywhere to be found.

My first two LORs were mailed in, with LSAC coversheets with no barcode to be found. From the dates that my professor and supervisor told me that they were mailed, it took about a week and a half for the to show up on my LSAC account.

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby ahduth » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:46 pm

The thing that really gets me about philly and this militant anti-fax stance is... don't lawyers have to deal with faxed documents all the damn time? Like... faxed official documents? With important stuff? And things?

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby binarycode » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:20 am

I faxed two of my LORs. Make sure that your recommenders will fax the LORs via their own fax machines. That way LSAC will know that you are not the person faxing them (given they mention their fax number on the LORs)

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Re: Is faxing LORs a good strategy to speed things up?

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:05 am

I had a LOR writer mail it twice, no movement either time over a month. Faxed- posted the next day.




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