The Career Center will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
We will re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday, May 31.

No Letter Service Requests will be processed during this time.
The Letter Service System is accessible 24/7 and requests are processed in the order received.

Letter Service

What happens to my Letter Service account after I graduate or if my Alumni Advantage membership expires?
I graduate in May and I want to use the Letter Service. Should I pay the $20 fee or the $125 Alumni fee?
Can my letter writer submit a letter electronically?
How will I know if the Letter Service has received my letter of recommendation?
Find your answers in our FAQs


Potential and current Letter Service users should review current policies and procedures before attempting to use the Letter Service Online. This service can be of valuable assistance to you for these reasons:

  1. If you plan to apply to numerous institutions, this service allows writers to submit one letter that can be used to support multiple applications.
  2. You, your institutions and your letter writers will be assured of the confidentiality and prompt processing of your letters.
  3. If you plan to apply in the future but would like to ask for letters now, the Letter Service will keep your letters on file up to 5 years for grad/med/professional school applicants, and 10 years for educational careers candidates.


Contacting the Letter Service

University of California, Berkeley
Career Center
The Letter Service
2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4350
  Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
(510) 642-1716 (phone)
(510) 642-4958 (fax)