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What are UCLA Career Center Pre-Professional Services?

If you are considering Graduate or Professional School , the UCLA Career Center can help! We offer personal assistance and programs on the graduate and professional school application process, program selection, the personal essay, faculty recommendations, and admissions tests.

Please note: if you are applying for employment in the field of higher education, psychology, or research, please click HERE for the Credential File Service

What is the Career Center Letter of Reference (LOR) service?

The Letter of Reference (LOR) Service allows UCLA undergraduate, graduate students and alumni (who pay an annual activation fee) to store their letters of reference for graduate and professional school programs with our department. Since these letters are solely for the purpose of supporting your application to graduate and professional programs, we will ONLY send your letters to admissions offices at universities and colleges. Since the purpose of this service is to send letters to multiple graduate and professional schools, we can only accept non-specifically addressed letters. To get started, log in below!

Letter of Reference Price Structure

  • Alumni - $75 activation fee + letter fee
  • Current Students - $20 account set-up fee
  • For standard mail, the letter fee is $10 each for the first two schools, $5 for each subsequent school per request regardless of the number of letters requested
  • For priority mail, the letter fee is $28 for each school regardless of the number of letters requested


UCLA will be closed during the winter holiday, Saturday, December 21, 2013- Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Many of the academic institutions receiving Letters of Recommendation will also be closed sometime during this period.

If you wish to have your letters sent prior to January 1, please submit your requests NO LATER than:

  • *12 noon on Friday, December 6 for BASIC MAIL requests
  • *12 noon on Wednesday, December 18 for PRIORITY, AMCAS and FAX requests

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