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Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP) FAQ

What is a Letter Request Form?

The Letter Request Form is a document that includes instructions on how to access the ERAS LoRP, applicant information, the Letter ID and if the applicant has waived their right to see the LoR. You should receive a form for each letter you are asked to write.

Will the LoRP convert my file to a PDF format or should it already be in a PDF format before I upload it?

In order to upload a LoR, it must already be in a PDF format. The LoRP does not have the capability to convert your file into a PDF format.
PDFs with encryption, password protection, or digital signatures cannot be uploaded. Any LoRs that do not meet these guidelines must be revised and resubmitted.

For more information on the PDF file format, please see

How can I view an existing LoR for an applicant listed in my LoR Manager?

Click the Adobe icon located under the View LoR column of the LoR Manager.    

Can I view a LoR from a prior season? How?

Yes, you can use the Season drop down menu on the top right side of the LoR Manager that allows you to toggle to the correct season. LoRs from the previous 7 years should be available for viewing or replacement.  

I mistakenly uploaded the wrong letter for an applicant. What should I do?

Once a LoR has been uploaded for an applicant, it cannot be modified or removed. To make a correction, you must upload a revised version of the LoR using the instructions under Uploading a New Version of an Existing LoR section of the user guide. Programs will only be able to view the most recent version of the LoR, but LoR Authors will be able to view all versions.

What if my file exceeds the 1 MB size limit?

If you are struggling to meet the 1 MB file size limit, please try using a black and white document, minimizing or removing graphics, and/or adjusting your Adobe (PDF creator) settings.

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