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Submit a Letter of Recommendation (For Letter Writers)

When a letter of recommendation is requested, an email will be sent notifying the letter writer of the request. After receiving a request, the letter can be uploaded directly to Interfolio, or, if the requester has provided a document request form, the letter can be mailed to Interfolio. When a letter is requested, a free Dossier account is created. The Interfolio Dossier account does not need to be used to upload letters of recommendation to Interfolio, but it is recommended to organize, track, store and send all of recommendation and evaluation requests.


Some organizations require signatures on letters of recommendation, including letters submitted electronically. Please check to make sure the letter is signed if the requester has indicated that a signature is required. 


Check out this article on how to Add a signature to a letter for more information .


To withdraw a submitted letter, please send an email to 


Complete a Letter of Recommendation Request

  1. Click View Request in the request for a recommendation email.
    View Request button below request
  2. The Request Details page will display.
    Request Details page displays with Type, Requested By, Due By, and Message from requester information displayed with an Accept and Decline button at the bottom below the Decision section

    Request Details

    Request Detail Information
    Due By If the requester has set a due date for the request, it will appear here.
    Recommendation Type Indicates the purpose of the recommendation and type of letter needed.
    Opportunity Description If the recommendation is for a particular opportunity, a link or text description will appear here.
    Message If the requester includes a message with the request, the text will appear here
    Documents If documents are attached to the request, click View Documents to read the files online, or click Download to download it to your computer
  3. Click Accept or Decline. Choose to accept the request and begin the process of writing and submitting a letter, or decline the request.

    No matter which option is selected, it can be changed later.

    Select the tabs below to view more information on accepting vs. declining a request.


  1. There may be attached files to the review. View the files under the Supporting Materials section.
    Request Details page displays with Type, Requested By, Due By, and Message from requester information displays with Supporting Materials below and a select File for Upload button at the bottom.
  2. Click Select File for Upload to upload and submit the letter of recommendation.
  3. Browse To Upload or Drag & Drop to upload recommendation.
    Select File for Upload section with Browse To Upload button and Submit Recommendation button at the bottom of the page
  4. Click Submit Recommendation when finished. 
    • A confirmation screen will appear. Click to activate or sign into the free Interfolio Dossier account.

      Using Interfolio's Dossier service is not required to submit letters, but a free account is created for when a user requests a letter from through the Interfolio Dossier system.



The requester will be informed of the decision when they check the status of the request in their Dossier account.