Request and Send Letters of Recommendation to an Interfolio-hosted Position
You can request letters of recommendation during the process of applying to an Interfolio-hosted position. The letters you request will be stored in your Dossier account. You can also attach letters that are already in your Dossier to your application.
If you request a letter of recommendation while completing an application for an Interfolio-hosted position, the requested letter will be automatically be added to your application when we receive it. So, you can submit your application once you have requested your letters, and we will attach the letters once they come in.
Below, you'll find instructions for the process of requesting letters of recommendation and adding letters from your Dossier account to your application when applying to an Interfolio-hosted position..
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Click "Apply Now For Free" on a position announcement for an Interfolio-hosted position
If an institution is using Interfolio to run a search, you will be able to apply online just by clicking the "Apply Now for Free" button in the position announcement. Follow the instructions below once you create your free account, or after signing in to your existing Interfolio account if you have one.
1. To find hosted position in the program, click "New Delivery" from the deliveries page
2. Enter search terms in the box at the lower left of the screen
Try searching for position titles, institution names, fields of study etc.
3. Find the position and click to open
4. Click "Start Application"
Adding a File to your Application
When applying for an opportunity through Interfolio, you are guided through a series of application steps or sections. An overview of the application steps are listed to the right of the screen.
Click "Add File" to add a "Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation
You will see the list of each required document with the number required of each document type. You will need to satisfy all document requirements before submitting your application.
Add letters of recommendation from your Dossier account, or use Dossier to request a new letter for an application
Clicking "Add File" on a requirement for a letter of recommendation opens a tabbed interface where you can select a letter from your Dossier account, or request a new letter. Note that when choosing an existing file, the list includes previously requested letters that may not have arrived yet.
The document will be marked "Received" if it is already in your Dossier
If you select a requested letter that has not yet arrived, the document will be labeled as "Pending"
The requested letter will be labeled "Pending" until we receive the letter from your writer. When we receive the letter we will automatically attach it to your application.
Review and submit your application
Note that the "Confidential Letter" segment of the Document Requirements application section will be considered satisfied (indicated with a green check mark), and you can submit your application even before requested letters arrive.