Recommendation File Service (RFS)
Thank you for your interest in our Letters of Recommendation Service!
What We Do:
The Recommendation File Services office acts as an intermediary in the recommendation letter process. We receive letters and evaluations from recommenders and submit them to health professions programs at the student’s request.
Who Can Use Our Service:
Our Letters of Recommendation File Service is available to all Northwestern undergraduates and recent alumni (within five years of graduation) interested in applying to medical, dental and post-baccalaureate premedical programs.
How Much It Costs:
A one-time, $35 service fee is required for every recommendation file that is opened. Upon payment a student can apply to any number of medical schools during the current and/or future application cycles for up to five (5) years from the date the file is opened with no extra fees incurred.*
How To Get Started:
Thoroughly review the following pages to help you understand how the Letters of Recommendation File Services can meet your needs for the upcoming medical school application cycle:
- RFS Overview
- Getting Started
- Setting Up Your File
- Sending the Letter Packet
- Instructions for AMCAS Letters of Recommendation
- Reapplicant Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
More questions? Contact us:
Recommendation File Services Coordinator
Premed/Prehealth Administrative Assistant
Office hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.