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Interfolio

Interfolio is the system we use for supporting letter writers to upload their letters and is a confidential and permanent home for your letters.

INSTRUCTIONS TO OPEN AN INTERFOLIO ACCOUNT

  1. Go to: https://account.interfolio.com/dossier/signup?selected_institution=4849
  2. You will now see – New Account: Dossier
  3. Select the 1 year plan
  4. DO NOT CREATE A LETTER WRITER ACCOUNT – Just continue to Account Information
  5. Enter your name, email address (which will serve as your Interfolio User ID), address, create your password, check the box to "Agree" to Interfolio Terms of Service and click "Continue". EMAIL: Remember that you may want to use Interfolio after you graduate and your current undergraduate email address will expire. You may want to consider signing up with an alternate email address.
  6. Enter your billing information and click "Check Out".

How to send a letter of recommendation request from Interfolio

  1. Log into your Interfolio account
  2. Click on "Manage Dossier" and then "Request Recommendation"
  3. Enter writer information (salutation, first name, last name)
  4. Enter the email address of your writer
  5. Title your letter. It may be wise to use the name of the writer in the title. Example, "Jane Q. - Confidential Letter of Recommendation".
  6. Very important letter confidentiality stipulation: Keep the box checked next to: "This request is for a confidential letter or evaluation."
  7. Click "Continue"
  8. Choose whether to send request via email or to print letter request form. You can submit the letter request form to your writer electronically, in person or via US Mail.
    Warning: You should only send requests via email if you have had a personal conversation with a letter writer requesting a letter of recommendation from them and they have agreed to write on your behalf.
    See step-by-step instructions with screenshots of how to request a recommendation.

Last Updated: 3/29/17