Ensure that your referee is prepared to use the online form before entering an email address. Enter a business or university email address rather than a personal email address. They must be familiar with PDF documents and/or scanners.
Once you add a referee, select “Send Email” to notify them about completing their online reference in a secure environment. If you provide an email address for your referee, they are required to complete the reference online.
If the referee does not have an email address, download the form and forward it to them. The “Download” button will appear once you save the referee’s information without an email address. They must mail it, with their accompanying letter, directly to ORPAS when complete.
It is your responsibility to ensure your referee receives the email and successfully submits their reference to ORPAS.
Your comments to the referee should include your contact information, so they will be able to reach you, if necessary.
- Only 1 version of the reference (online or paper) can be submitted.
- You will not be able to make changes to your referees once they start their reference.
- All references are confidential. Any information provided on your behalf by your chosen referees will be sent only to your university choices, and will not be made available to you.