How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby erikjc » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:11 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:My professor sent one 10/15 and I have yet to hear anything back.

Fax or mail?

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:12 am

erikjc wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:My professor sent one 10/15 and I have yet to hear anything back.

Fax or mail?



Mail. He's old. Doesn't trust machines . . . true story.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:57 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
erikjc wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:My professor sent one 10/15 and I have yet to hear anything back.

Fax or mail?



Mail. He's old. Doesn't trust machines . . . true story.


I lulled.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby SA1928 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:53 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
erikjc wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:My professor sent one 10/15 and I have yet to hear anything back.

Fax or mail?



Mail. He's old. Doesn't trust machines . . . true story.


One of my professors mailed one in on the 10th and it was posted by the 18th.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:24 pm

SA1928 wrote:One of my professors mailed one in on the 10th and it was posted by the 18th.



Ugh...not fair. I hope that means mine will be up sometime early next week . . . along with my LSAT score and Yale's application.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Mitterrand » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:25 pm

I had one that my prof said he mailed Oct 14 and it posted thursday night (oct 20). It's a bit weird since my first LOR took close to a month (Sept 5 - 29) to get processed.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby erikjc » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:19 pm

Someone earlier in the thread mentioned that they might higher temp workers in October to deal with the high volume, hence the shorter processing times. Hoping my last letter is as quick as everyone else has been saying!

Edit: Faxed letter, processed within 3 hours.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby minnesotamike » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:20 am

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby American_in_China » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:46 am

My last two letters showed up the day they arrived; guess I'm lucky.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Opie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:57 am

I recently had two letters arrive there at 9:49 am on 10/28 and they were up the next morning.

Gotta love the USPS iPhone app. :mrgreen:

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby iamrobk » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:02 am

Had one sent out Sunday evening, hasn't gotten there yet. Hopefully it'll happen later today/tomorrow...

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Maye » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:53 am

My boss mailed her letter last Wednesday and I got an email Saturday afternoon confirming receipt.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby top30man » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:07 pm

iamrobk wrote:Had one sent out Sunday evening, hasn't gotten there yet. Hopefully it'll happen later today/tomorrow...

Mine took three days and it was sent in early October.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:11 pm

I discovered mine were processed by checking LSAC . . .but I never received an email.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Champion » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:58 pm

I mailed in my first two letters and they both took about a week. I faxed the third in, and it was processed either the same or next day.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby bos2clt » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:00 pm

Is there a difference between when LSAC site says recommendation has been "received" and it being processed? Or once it's received, is that it?

Thanks!

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:02 pm

bos2clt wrote:Is there a difference between when LSAC site says recommendation has been "received" and it being processed? Or once it's received, is that it?

Thanks!


I'm pretty sure that once it shows up in your LSAC account that it's been processed.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Opie » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:14 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:I discovered mine were processed by checking LSAC . . .but I never received an email.


I got my email a few days after they were up on the site. I checked the site because I had been checking my delivery confirmation through USPS and knew that they had been delivered.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:22 am

which one works better, fax or mail? It will take roughly a week from Japan to America.
But earlier in the thread, someone was talking about "dont trust machines"...

any suggestion?

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby Can'texplainthat » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:41 am

Would it be smart to have the professor mail the LOR after faxing it to LSAC, just in case the fax is too blurry to read?

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby maxpower430 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:15 pm

rachelwang712 wrote:which one works better, fax or mail? It will take roughly a week from Japan to America.
But earlier in the thread, someone was talking about "dont trust machines"...

any suggestion?


iirc, that post was talking about a professor who didn't trust machines and wouldn't fax the letter. if you have the option, i'd fax it. my lor that was faxed was processed the same day, while i'm still waiting on a letter that was mailed monday to be processed. so in the interest of speed, faxing is the way to go, especially if you're mailing it from japan.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby mikeylikesit » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:59 pm

I had a letter sent in 2 weeks ago that still hasn't processed. Called today and they quoted delivery time + 2 weeks. Yet some peoples' letters are being processed in a few days? Hmmmm...

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby iamrobk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:50 pm

Ah darn, I thought my 2nd LOR was sent on Sunday or Monday, turns out the person is mailing it tomorrow morning. Sigh. Hopefully it gets in the 'fast' pile and gets processed by Tuesday or Wednesday. At least I'm in PA so it'll get there really quickly...

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby NiccoloA » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:03 pm

Mine dropped in the same day after fax. It was sweet.

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Re: How long LSAC is currently taking to process letters?

Postby iamrobk » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:31 pm

FWIW, my last letter of rec was mailed Friday morning from central PA and showed up on the LSAC website about half an hour ago. Didn't get an email from LSAC, but it's showing up on a few status checkers too so everything is good.




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