If you've received an Additional Form that included a reference request, you can submit the request and subsequently monitor to see when the reference form has been sent in by your recommender.

To send  your reference request:

  1. Click Submissions to view your submission list.
  2. Click on the title of the desired submission.
  3. Click on Forms on the right end of the tabs. This will show you any additional forms attached to the initial submission.
  4. Click Open.

When an Additional form with a reference request is opened,  you will see the following:

Enter the email address of the person from whom you are asking for a reference.  You may also enter a personal message for them in the text box provided. Once you have filled in these fields, you may choose to either send the reference request immediately by clicking the Send Request Now button.  Or,  you can complete the rest of the additional form and click Submit Form, which will send the request to your recommender at the same time as the form is sent back to the organization that has your initial application.

To Check if your reference has been received, do the following:

  1. Sign into your account and click on Submissions.
  2. Click on the title of the desired submission.
  3. Click on the Forms tab and then click Continue.

If you have sent your reference request (even if you have not yet submitted the Additional Form), you will see the following status. If your reference letter has not been received, you will see clickable options to Resend Request or Cancel Request. If you click Cancel Request, your previously requested recommender will no longer be able to submit a reference on your behalf. However, you can enter a different email address for a new recommender if you wish.

When a reference document is received on your behalf,  you will receive an email notification like this one, letting you know that the reference has been received.

When you next sign into your account and view the submission,  the reference letter field will also indicate that the requested reference documents were received and attached to your submission.

Questions? Contact us at support@submittable.com


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