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Referees

Reference writers can submit letters on-line only after the student has activated their application.

Please note that references are due by the first Friday in February. 

No. We only accept uploaded references. 

Please confirm that your student has actually entered you in as a reference. You should receive an email from hfweb@fas.harvard.edu with the instructions on how to upload a reference. Also, confirm which email your student used to identify you, this is how we keep track of referees. If you are replacing another faculty member who was listed as the original letter writer, the student needs to change the information in their application before you can submit your letter. 

We do not accept reference letters via email, they must be uploaded into our on-line application to be associated with the student's application. 

We accept PDF, Office documents or Plain (ASCII) Text.