STEP 1: Get A WAIVER FORM
Download the waiver form or pick up a form from Abby in the House Office.
STEP 2: FILL IT OUT
Be sure to sign the form and indicate whether you waive your right to access the completed letter. Hint: It is customary to waive access. In our experience, this usually results in more honest and effective letters.
STEP 3: GIVE IT TO YOUR LETTER WRITER
When you ask for a recommendation, give the letter writer the waiver form, and an envelope pre-addressed and stamped to:Office of the Allston Burr Assistant Dean of Harvard College, Pforzheimer House Attention: Abby Rahn 56 Linnaean St Cambridge, MA 02138
STEP 4: WRITER SENDS LETTER TO HOUSE
The writer will return the waiver form to the House office with the letter of recommendation. The waiver and letter may be returned via mail, fax, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that emailed documents must include signatures. Abby will always let you know as soon as possible when a letter has arrived for you.
STEP 5: LETTER STAYS ON FILE FOREVER
The letter will remain in your file until the end of time. Files for the last seven graduating classes are kept in the House. Files from earlier classes can be ordered from the University Archives in two to three weeks.
STEP 6: TELL US WHERE TO SEND THE LETTER
When you would like a recommendation sent out, vist this google form OR send an email to Abby at email@example.com. Be sure to include the name(s) of the recommenders whose letters you want sent, and the name and addresses of the location(s) to which the letters should be sent. If you would like the letters mailed please note that you must provide pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelopes. Letters can also be emailed or uploaded. Please review the FAQ regarding uploading letters before placing your request.