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Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 07:18:04 AM

Title: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 07:18:04 AM
I had a recommender fax a letter in on Monday that still hasn't been processed.  Previously this month, letters were getting turned around in 1 and 2 days.  Has anyone else faxed a letter in this week?  Has it been processed yet or not?  There's a small fear within me that grows everyday that he faxed the letter to the wrong fax number.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 10:19:29 AM
Bumpity?
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: heartbreaker on September 19, 2008, 10:33:33 AM
You should try calling them and seeing if they have received it but haven't processed yet. They were very nice about it when I called for one of my letters earlier in the summer.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 10:37:34 AM
You should try calling them and seeing if they have received it but haven't processed yet. They were very nice about it when I called for one of my letters earlier in the summer.

They said they had no way of knowing if they've received but not processed... Is that not what they told you?
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: heartbreaker on September 19, 2008, 10:39:49 AM
When I called in July, they told me they had my letter and were in the process of processing it...it came up on LSAC.org later that night.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 10:43:14 AM
When I called in July, they told me they had my letter and were in the process of processing it...it came up on LSAC.org later that night.
Interesting, I'll give that a try... Maybe I'll try and sound more desperate. :D
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: heartbreaker on September 19, 2008, 10:46:22 AM
Haha, well, if you want some humor....my recommender (who is my BOSS!)has been lying to me for two months about having written the rec. He apparently hasn't started it yet.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 11:28:59 AM
Haha, well, if you want some humor....my recommender (who is my BOSS!)has been lying to me for two months about having written the rec. He apparently hasn't started it yet.

Ouch... that hurts.  Here's to hoping we both get our LORs in to LSAC in a timely manner :D
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 01:07:31 PM
Haha, well, if you want some humor....my recommender (who is my BOSS!)has been lying to me for two months about having written the rec. He apparently hasn't started it yet.

I called LSAC and the grumpy lady on the other end of the line said that there was no way for them to tell whether or not its been received until its been processed.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: heartbreaker on September 19, 2008, 01:10:52 PM
They're stupid. Just double-check that you gave your recommender the right number and if it's not processed by mid-next week, check w/ your recommender. It's probably heavy processing time at LSAC now.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 01:13:28 PM
They're stupid. Just double-check that you gave your recommender the right number and if it's not processed by mid-next week, check w/ your recommender. It's probably heavy processing time at LSAC now.

I'll probably call back later and hope I don't get Mrs. Grumpy Gus.  Maybe I'll say my "friend" called this summer and they were able to tell her that her LOR had been received but not yet processed.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: heartbreaker on September 19, 2008, 01:15:53 PM
Sounds good. I like that we're partners in our LOR-pain!
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: SouthernElle on September 19, 2008, 01:22:12 PM
I'm having the same problem, and I was getting really worried! Mine was sent Monday, too, and nothing yet on LSAC. Should I just wait another few days?
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 01:27:38 PM
I'm having the same problem, and I was getting really worried! Mine was sent Monday, too, and nothing yet on LSAC. Should I just wait another few days?

Did you fax it?  If so, that makes me feel a lot better :D
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: SouthernElle on September 19, 2008, 04:21:50 PM
Yes, my professor said he faxed it Monday. haha, at least we're in the same boat?
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: blueskies6 on September 19, 2008, 04:37:29 PM
Hey Kat I just wanted to distract from your thread and say hi.

fyi I recommenders mailed their LORs in a year ago.  Good thing they go there in time for this cycle  :P


/resume important conversation that I didn't contribute to
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 19, 2008, 06:34:16 PM
Haha hey Blue, what's cracking?  Sorry I haven't been over in Exile much these past couple of days... they've been pretty jam packed.

SouthernElle, that makes me breath a little bit of a breath of fresh air.  I'll come back and post when my LOR gets processed (if ever).  You do the same so we'll both know about when it should be.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: SouthernElle on September 24, 2008, 07:59:16 PM
I'm beginning to think the fax machine at LSAC is broken. Any word yet on yours?
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on September 24, 2008, 09:16:21 PM
Actually, mine got processed today! (Yahoo)  Still no word on yours?  That bites!
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: SouthernElle on September 27, 2008, 11:59:23 AM
I called, and apparently it never got there- I have no idea why. But I had it re-sent and they got the second fax, so yay!
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: flip side on October 06, 2008, 12:48:47 PM
i must be missing something but i can't find the fax stuff on the lsac lor pages??  could anyone point me in the right direction or fill me in???  thank you so much.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: meggo on October 06, 2008, 02:11:30 PM
I've only seen their number posted online from various people (and it's all the same number) and it's the number I gave to my recommenders (hope it works!). It's 215-504-1444
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 06, 2008, 09:31:49 PM
That's the number I gave to my recommenders.  One of them faxed the letter on their own and it was received the next day.  The other sent the letter to me and asked me to fax it with the cover sheet and it was processed just as quickly.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: britt0906 on October 13, 2008, 02:25:12 PM
Fyi for those of you who are still sending in LOR's...one of my recommenders just faxed in their LOR and it was processed and appeared on the site about 5 minutes later...  :)
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Billy Mays here FOREVER! on October 15, 2008, 08:08:35 PM
so you just send Fax the LOR and the form? is there anything special you need with the fax
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Jamie Stringer on October 15, 2008, 08:14:08 PM
so you just send Fax the LOR and the form? is there anything special you need with the fax

I just gave my recommenders a fax cover page with the LSAC fax number and all cover sheet info filled in, as well as my signed LOR form from LSAC and asked them to fax that (plus their letter) to LSAC.  That's it.  I tried to make it as idiot-proof and easy as possible so there was no excuse for not doing it :)
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: Katfid54 on October 18, 2008, 06:56:10 AM
so you just send Fax the LOR and the form? is there anything special you need with the fax

I made them send a copy of my Willie Wonka/Yale golden ticket, just so they know I'm legit.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: tcwhat on October 21, 2008, 06:16:17 AM
I had an LOR faxed yesterday approximately 10:30 CST and I received an email this morning at 3:43 AM confirming that it had been processed.

Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: flip side on October 22, 2008, 08:44:29 AM
hmph i just have really bad luck i guess.  my first lor was processed fine (sent through usps), then my second recommender faxed his letter ONE FULL WEEK AGO!  it makes me really paranoid that y'all have ones processed in 1 day and this is over 1 week for a dang fax.  i called lsac and the guy was really snippy about it, saying that i need to give them "2 full weeks" to process lor's. 

time is getting really close here and my 3rd recommender hasn't even sent hers yet (another frustration), so i really need the faxed one to go through pronto!!
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: tcwhat on October 22, 2008, 01:33:13 PM
hmph i just have really bad luck i guess.  my first lor was processed fine (sent through usps), then my second recommender faxed his letter ONE FULL WEEK AGO!  it makes me really paranoid that y'all have ones processed in 1 day and this is over 1 week for a dang fax.  i called lsac and the guy was really snippy about it, saying that i need to give them "2 full weeks" to process lor's. 

time is getting really close here and my 3rd recommender hasn't even sent hers yet (another frustration), so i really need the faxed one to go through pronto!!


Get him to fax it again.

I had my recommender send a mail copy just in case too.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: SouthernElle on October 22, 2008, 02:28:57 PM
Yeah, definitely have them re-send it. The person I talked to at LSAC said a week was way too long for processing a faxed rec. If it makes you feel any better, I seem to have been lucky enough to lose 2 rec letters by fax... :-/  but it's easily fixed, so I can't complain too much.
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: meggo on October 22, 2008, 02:34:14 PM
I also have had a wee bit of trouble. My recommender's husband is faxing it from his work and she said the first time it wouldn't go through (don't know if the line was busy, he entered the wrong number or what) and so I gave her the number again but I still haven't received anything from LSAC saying it's been processed...
Title: Re: Anyone faxed an LOR in lately?
Post by: NYCFed on October 10, 2009, 12:35:15 PM
Has anyone faxed a letter this year?  After LSAC didn't process a mailed letter after about 3 weeks (my first one took just 4 days), I had a recommender fax it in a week ago.  No results from LSAC yet, besides an automatic fax receipt...