Applicants submit their recommendations to MIT using their ApplyWithUs
account. Students open an applicant account that allows them to send email requests to their evaluators. Evaluators then open a recommender account in ApplyWithUs using the email link from the student email.
Answers to Common Questions
Recommender Has Not Received the Request Email Instructions -
The email address used to send recommendation requests sends a high volume of emails. As with almost any high volume email address, this leads to some spam/email filtering systems marking requests as spam. For some high schools, this can mean that the message was blocked before even going to the recommender's spam folder.
1. Have the recommender check their spam folder.
2. They should add the email address email@example.com to their contact list.
3. Once you are sure they are not blocking firstname.lastname@example.org, you may wish to resend the request by pressing the resend icon, which looks like two arrows forming a circle.
4. If these steps do not work, cancel the request (small x icon on your dashboard) and submit a new one with a different email address for the recommender (w/different domain) or send the request to yourself and then forward it to the recommender. The recommender only needs access to the link in the request email to add the recommendation to their account.
ApplyWithUs Keeps Logging Me Out -
The Evaluator is Not a School Teacher -
Evaluators may put N/A in the field asking for the name of the school and 0 for years taught.
Recommender Receiving Error Message “A parent or guardian must register…” -
Close the browser, wait 15 minutes, reopen it, return to https://mit-recs.applywithus.com, and register with your correct date of birth.
Cancel Recommender Request -
If the teacher has NOT accepted the request, the applicant can cancel the request on their dashboard by selecting the small red x icon. If the Recommender HAS accepted the request, then the Recommender must cancel the request on their dashboard—the small gear icon.
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