When you complete the “Employment, References, and Honors” page of the online application for admission, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of your recommenders. Be sure that their email addresses are current and accurate. In addition, on the “Custom University & Major Specific Questions” page, you will be asked to decide whether or not you will waive the right to view your letters after they are submitted. After your application for admission is submitted and received at The University of Texas at Austin, and your application fee is paid, the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will send email messages to your recommenders and ask them to visit a website where they can complete an online questionnaire and upload the recommendation letter. Please note that your recommender will be informed whether or not you have waived your right to view his/her letter of recommendation. After you have submitted your online application for admission, you can log into the application status check to monitor the status of your pending requests for references, resend the Request for Reference email to your recommenders, or add a new recommender.
If you are unable to provide an email address for a recommender, you may have the recommender return the recommendation form and attached letter to you in sealed envelopes with their signatures across the seal, and you can include the letters in a mailed packet to GIAC. Please note that submitting a hard copy instead of an online recommendation can significantly delay the processing of your application, so it is highly recommended that your recommenders submit an online recommendation.
Once your application is submitted and your fee paid, you will receive an email from the Graduate and Admissions Center with directions for uploading your supporting documents. Emails will also be sent to your recommenders with directions for submitting their letters online.