When you apply to an institution that is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee, you will be able to collect and submit your materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, for free online. You can fulfill specific requirements set by the institution, complete any forms they have requested, and review your completed application at any time within the application. You can track and manage all of your ByCommittee applications and deliveries using our Dossier service.
If an institution is using ByCommittee to run a search, you will be able to apply online just by clicking the "Apply Now" button in the position announcement.
When applying for an opportunity through ByCommittee 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.
The first step is uploading required materials
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.
Click "Add File" to add required materials
Choose whether to add existing materials from your Dossier account or add new files to the application
To add files from your Dossier:
If you have already uploaded materials to your Dossier account they will show up in the dropdown list on the tab labeled "Choose Existing."
Select all the materials to include and click "Add"
Click "Collections" to open a tab where you can select materials from your saved collections
To add a new file from your computer, choose the tab labeled "Add New File"
You can drag and drop files form your computer, or browse to upload files. Note that you can also upload videos and link to webpages to include as part of your ByC application materials.
See here for more information on how to include Youtube or Vimeo videos as part of your ByC application materials.
See here for more informaton on how to add webpages to your ByC application.
Add confidential letters of recommendation from your Dossier account, or use Dossier to request new letters for an application
If your application requires a confidential letter of recommendation, you can add an existing recommendation, or request a new letter through Dossier. If you request a new letter, we will automatically attach the letter of recommendation to your application when we receive it from your letter writer.
Click "Add File" under the requirement for a confidential letter of recommendation
You can choose to use a letter of recommendation you already have in your Dossier, or request a new one
To use existing recommendations simply select them from the list and click "Add"
To request a new recommendation, open the "Request a Recommendation" tab, and click the "Request" button to begin the process
For new recommendations you will need to fill out the recommendation request form
See the linked article for more detailed information on requesting a recommendation through Interfolio.
When we receive the recommendation from your letter writer we will add it to your Dossier and attach it to your application
You request will appear with the status "Pending" until we receive it from your writer. Note that to complete the requirement, you only need to have requested the letter. The requirement is considered complete when all required letters have been requested and/or added.
If you need to edit or delete a document, click the edit pencil as shown below
This will allow you to change the title and type of the document.
Click the trash icon to delete a document
Confirm that you want to remove the document from the application
The document will be removed from the application ONLY. A copy wil remain stored in your Dossier account.
Select a replacement document and click "Add," or click "Add New File" to upload a new document
When enough documents have been added to satisfy a requirement, a green check will display
Click "Next Step" when you are finished adding required documents
Next you will enter your education information
Select the highest degree you have earned, list the institution where you earned the degree, and the date you received the degree. Note that you can choose not to disclose your education information. Click "Next Step" when you are finished.
You may need to complete forms required for the application
Simply fill out the form and click "Next Step" when you are finished.
Review and confirm your application
This page gives an overview of your progress toward completing the application. Each section must be completed before you can submit your application.
Note the status row indicating the current state of the application
This row will tell you if the application can be edited, if it has been submitted, withdrawn, or reactivated, and lists the close date of the position.
Submit your application
When all requirements are met, click to submit your application.