When a letter for recommendation is requested from you, you will receive an email notifying you of the request. It is no longer necessary to have a Letter Writer account to upload letters of recommendation to Interfolio, though you may choose to create an account to organize, store, and send all of your recommendation and evaluation requests.
After receiving a request, you can upload the letter directly to Interfolio, or, if your requester has provided you with a document request from, you may choose to mail your letter to Interfolio.
Note: Some organizations require signatures on letters of recommendation, including letters submitted electronically. Please check to make sure your letter is signed if the requester has indicated that a signature is required. You can choose to sign and scan your letter, use software for adding digital signatures, or use our built-in digital signature tool to create and add a digital signature to your document before uploading it.
Follow the directions below to respond to a request and submit a letter of recommendation to Interfolio.
2. Click "Accept" or "Decline"
You will be taken to a page with information about the request. You can choose to accept the request and begin the process of writing and submitting a letter, or you can decline the request. No matter which option you select, you can change your mind later.
If applicable, you may see the following fields on the request page:
- Due By: If the requester has set a due date for the request, it will appear here
- Destination: If the recommendation is for a particular opportunity, the name of the institution will appear here
- Message: If the requester includes a message with the request, the text will appear here
- Signature: This field will appear if a signature has been requested for the document. See here for more information on signing your letter.
- Documents: If documents are attached to the request, click the document name to download it to your computer
3. If you accept the request for a recommendation:
You will be taken to a page where you will see a check mark indicating your decision and where you can upload your letter.
3.1. Upload your letter
You can drag and drop a file or click the upload box to upload a document from your computer. See here for more information on accepted file types.