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Letters of Recommendation

Do my letters of recommendation need to be submitted by the application deadline?

No, although we cannot guarantee your application will be processed in time for the applicable academic term to which you have applied.

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How can I change a recommender?

In the Applicant Portal, click the "Cancel Invitation" link. Once the invitation is cancelled, you will be able to send a new invitation to a new recommender. Please note that any recommender that tries to access a cancelled invitation will receive an error message indicating that the invitation has been cancelled; they will be unable to submit the letter unless they get the most updated invitation reminder.

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How do I send a reminder to my recommender?

In the Applicant Portal, click on the "Send a Reminder" link available for that recommender.

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I did not waive my right to review recommendation letters. I want to change this. How can I do that?

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission using this form.

My recommender doesn't want to use an online response. Can he/she send a paper letter?

He or she may send the letter to the Office of Graduate Admission. If a copy has been given to you, it may be uploaded through the Applicant Portal but it must be on letterhead and/or have their handwritten signature or it will not be accepted.

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My recommender says he/she didn't get a request for a recommendation. What do I do?

Instruct your recommender to check their email spam/junk folders. Be sure they are aware the email is coming from "gradstu@iit.edu," not your email address.  They can also add gradstu@iit.edu to their white listed email addresses to ensure delivery.

If you wish to resend the invitation to your recommender, click on the "Send a Reminder" link in the Applicant Portal available next to each recommender's name.  If you have cancelled the first invitation, be sure they submit the letter from the most current reminder or invitation.

If this did not answer your question please contact our office using this form.

My recommender has submitted my letter but it is not showing up in the Applicant Portal. What can I do?

Please be aware that it typically take up to 3 days from the date your recommender submits their letter to show up in the Applicant Portal. If it has been longer than 3 days, and you don't see it being received in the Applicant Portal, please contact us at this form.