Recommendation File Service

RECOMMENDATION FILE SERVICE UPDATE 

As of October 1st, 2019, we are no longer opening new recommendation files. Details and instructions for next application cycle will be posted in January. Communications regarding these changes will be sent later in fall quarter.

In compliance with the Recommendation File Service terms of use, all recommendation files are kept for up to three (3) years from the date they were created. If you have questions or concerns after you receive our communication in late fall quarter, please email recfile-premed@northwestern.edu

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How it Works
Learn more about the service and how to participate.

Listing Your File on Applications
Follow these instructions to correctly list your Recommendation File Packet on your application(s) to medical, dental, and post-bacc programs.

Re-Opening Your File
Want to re-open your file for another application cycle? Follow these steps.

FAQs
Questions about the service? See our FAQs.

Setting Up Your File
Follow these steps to get started.

Releasing Letters to Schools
Follow these instructions to let us know you're ready for us to send your Recommendation File Packet to your application services.

Resources for Recommenders
Asked to write a recommendation? See this page for tips and guidance.