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Request a Letter of Recommendation on Behalf of an Applicant

Committee Managers and Administrators can request confidential letters of recommendation directly from recommenders on behalf of an applicant. This allows, for instance, a committee to request recommendations from a list of potential recommenders suggested by the applicant without involving the applicant in the request process.


Please note that reminder emails only go out to letter writers when the request is created by the applicant. Reminder emails will NOT go out when the request is created by the institution.

Please note that due dates added to letter of recommendation requests sent by the institution are hard deadlines. Letter writers will NOT be able to upload their letter after the deadline has passed.


Check out this article on how to Submit a Letter of Recommendation Requested By a Committee to get a view of this process from the perspective of an evaluator receiving the request.


Request a Letter of Recommendation

  1. Click Positions on the navigation bar.
    Positions selected under Faculty searcha
  2. Click the hyperlinked Name of the desired position.
  3. Select the Applicant Name link from the list of applicants.
  4. Select Request recommendation from the Actions dropdown in the top left-hand corner.
    Request recommendation selected from the Actions dropdown menu
  5. Fill out the Recommendation Request  form.

    Letter writers will receive the message created here along with instructions for submitting the recommendation.


    The request will display under the Requested Recommendations section that appears under Internal Documents once a recommendation is requested. While it is still pending, requests can be resent, edited & resent, or cancelled. Once received, the recommendation can be downloaded or read on screen


    Letters of recommendations can be requested from more than one letter writer at a time. When requesting recommendations from multiple writers, use text variables to automatically fill in the first and last name of each letter writer.