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The Letter of Recommendation Dossier Service has Closed

Effective March 16, 2020, the Career Center has closed its Letter of Recommendation Dossier Service.  The Letter Service has experienced declining volume for a number of years, and outside vendors are now able to provide a comparable service at a significantly lower cost to students and alumni.

Clients with an established, online Letter Service account can still login and request a free, one time transfer of your letters on file to another letter service vendor. Certain restrictions do apply. In order to maintain access to the letters filed in your Letter Service account, you must establish an account with another letter vendor and submit a letter transfer request. Once letters are transferred, your Letter Service account and letters will be purged from our system.

If you have any questions not addressed in the FAQs below, please email letter@berkeley.edu.

 

Letter Service FAQs

I am a current student and have letters on file, can I still access my Letter Service account?

Any current student can login to their existing Letter Service account using Calnet. If you are still a student but using Degree Verification to access our services, login to your Letter Service using the Alumni Login.

I have already graduated and/or my Alumni Services have expired, how do I access my Letter Service account?

If you have graduated and have an existing Letter Service account, you can only access your file using the Alumni Login. Select "Forgot Your Password" to set or reset your password. If you receive an error message trying to set or reset your password, please email a screenshot of the error to Letter@berkeley.edu.

 

I am not a current student or an Alumni but have an existing Letter Service account. How do I login?

Any client with an existing online Letter Service account can login using the Alumni Login. You can set or reset your password by selecting "Forgot Your Password" but will need your CCID# to do so. If you receive an error message trying to set or reset your password, please email a screenshot of the error to Letter@berkeley.edu.

I am a current student or alumni and never set up a Letter Service but need to collect letters for admission and/or academic employment. What are my options?

You are encouraged to review established outside vendors, such as Interfolio or Virtual Evals (for graduate school admissions/applications) or the Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae (only for academic jobs). These suggested letter service vendors are able to provide a comparable service at a significantly lower cost to both students and alumni. You can also research to find other Letter Service vendors of your choice.  

What is the procedure to transfer my letters to another service?

If you wish to maintain access to the letters filed in the Letter Service, you must establish an account with another letter vendor and then submit a Letter Transfer request. This one time, free transfer process will be available for a limited period. Letter Transfer procedure: https://career.berkeley.edu/Letter/LetterTransferProcedure .

How long will you keep my letters on file?

If you have an established, online account with letters and have not submitted a request to transfer your letters to another Letter Service vendor, we will keep your file and letters in our system for a limited period.