Reference request e-mails are sent to the reference provider e-mail addresses you supply in your online application. Reference request e-mails are sent to your reference providers from email@example.com after you submit your application. Most search committees send reference request e-mails as soon as an application is submitted. Others may wait until a later phase of the search process. Reference request e-mails include a 'reference portal' link to an online recommendation form where the reference provider uploads a letter. You can check whether your reference request emails have been sent to your reference providers by following the instructions given in the After Applying (FAQ) to the right.