Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

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dlrbfl
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Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby dlrbfl » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:37 pm

I've been wondering about this for quite a while.
I asked my professors& recommenders to upload the letters on LSAC's website. I figured this would be easier and faster than regular mail, especially since I'm living outside the States. (I believe letters by mail take several weeks to be processed by LSAC whereas uploading them online requires no such process..right?)
But I still see many people getting their LORs on paper, sealed, and sending them by mail.
Is there a particular reason why people still do that? Or are there disadvantages of uploading the letters on the site rather than mailing them?

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Magical Trevor
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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby Magical Trevor » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:58 pm

All mine got faxed in and two were uploaded same day. Not sure why anyone would mail them.

Edit: When I talked to my recommenders, I told them they could mail it, fax it, or upload it directly and they all chose fax.
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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby midwest17 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:04 am

I gave all my recommenders the option. Some of them may find it easier to mail a letter than navigate LSAC's website, and since you're asking them for a favor, you should do everything you can to make it easy for them.

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:20 am

old people are old.

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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby daryldixon » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:22 am

The internet is scary.

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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:43 am

Happy Gilmore wrote:old people are old.


Happened to me. But it got there so can't complain.

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Re: Why do people still send their LORs to LSAC by mail?

Postby bp shinners » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:44 pm

dlrbfl wrote:Is there a particular reason why people still do that? Or are there disadvantages of uploading the letters on the site rather than mailing them?


I just uploaded a few LoRs today, and it was a ridiculously easy process.

That being said, I can see some professors who aren't that tech savvy just dismissing that option out of hand.




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