My Scholarships@UW-Madison - Student Recommendation FAQ
FAQs for the Recommendation section of the Scholarships@UW-Madison application.
How do I change my recommender's email address? What if I put in the wrong address?If you'd like to change your recommender's email address or if the address provided was incorrect, you will need to cancel the original recommendation request and create a new one. Go to the 'Recommendation' section of your application and click the 'Cancel Request' button in your recommender's box. Create a new recommendation, ensuring that the correct address is provided in the 'Email Address' field, and click 'Save and Send Email.'
If your recommender didn't get your email, the first thing you should do is ask them to check their spam folder. If they still don't see the email, you should go into the student app and re-enter your application, double-check that you entered the email address correctly, and click 'Send a Reminder' to resend the recommendation request. If the email address is not entered correctly, follow the instructions above.
How do I know if a recommendation request has been accepted? How do I know if a recommendation has been completed?
If a recommendation request has been accepted, the recommendation status will update to Accepted - In Progress on the Recommendations tab of your application. Additionally, your application will display the recommendation request as Requested in the "Remaining Requirements" table on the "My Scholarships" dashboard. If a recommendation has been completed, the recommendation status will update to Completed and the recommendation request will display as Received in the "Remaining Requirements" table. Once all recommendations are received, a green "Complete" checkmark will appear in the in "Recommender(s)" section of the "Remaining Requirements" table.
To resend an email request to a recommender, enter your application, go to the recommendation section, click 'Send a Reminder,' and then click "Save and Resend Email".
If the email link doesn't work, first check to make sure you haven't canceled the recommendation. If the recommender has either declined the recommendation request or already completed the recommendation, the email link will also be grayed out.
If you wish to change your recommender after sending an email requesting a recommendation, click the 'Cancel Request' button next to the recommender whom you which to change. Then you may add a new recommender in place of the previous one by clicking 'Add Recommender'.
If you check the 'Waive Right to Review' box when adding a recommender, you waive the right to review your recommender's letter of recommendation before it is submitted. If you wish to change your decision regarding this right, click 'Edit' next to your recommender and either check or uncheck the corresponding box.
We only accept application submissions via this
system. If your recommender is having technical difficulties, please contact the
Help Desk at (608) 264-HELP for assistance.