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Before you open a file with the RLS, please keep in mind the RLS will close on June 30, 2018.  If you anticipate needing your letters beyond that date, you may wish to open a file with Interfolio.​


If you still wish to establish a file with the UM's Reference Letter Service, the $25 opening fee ensures your file will remain active  through June 30, 2018.  In addition, there will be charges each time you request to have letters sent to prospective employers or graduate and professional schools.

To open a file, you will need to complete:

(1) The RLS Policies Agreement, which verifies your understanding of and commitment to follow the policies and procedures of the RLS, and

(2) The Reference File Registration Form, which is sent along with your reference letters each time you submit a request, and may be updated anytime.

After you complete your online request to open a file, you will receive a confirmation message.  Please allow 1-2 business days for internal processing.  Once your file is activated, you will be able to start utilizing your file.  Please report any errors promptly to the RLS by calling 734/764-7459 or sending an e-mail to rlservice@umich.edu.

Open a reference letter file online Please note: you will need a current UM uniqname login and password to access this online feature. If you have a UM uniqname login but have forgotten your password, please call 734/764-HELP (764-4357) for assistance. If you do not have a current UM uniqname (or you never had one), please call the ITS Accounts Office at 734/764-8000. You will need a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) for the online payment of the $25 fee.

Open a Reference Letter File Online

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Drop off or mail to the RLS office the Reference File Registration Form and the Reference Letter Service Policies Agreement.

Through June 30, 2018, you will be able to update your contact information, education or work history online or by submitting (drop off in person, mail or fax) an updated Reference File Registration Form.

Please contact the RLS at (734) 764-7459 or by e-mail at rlservice@umich.edu if you have specific questions about the status of your file.