How do I check the status of my references?

  • Select My Applications from the main menu, or
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    • Select Your Applications
  • In the Completed Applications section, under Application Materials, select Reference Requests.

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  • Next to each reference in the Recommendation Solicited column will be the date when the reference request email was sent to the reference provider. If the email has not yet been sent, the word No will appear in that column.  The Recommendation received column will tell you if Harvard has received that provider's recommendation letter.

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