Managing Recommendations

The Scoir Teacher application offers a few tools to manage letters of recommendation.

Topics covered in this article include:

Fulfilling outstanding recommendation requests

Outstanding recommendation requests will appear on the Requested page of the Recommendations tab.


To fulfill a student’s recommendation request, follow these steps.
  1. On the Requested page, find the student whose request you wish to respond to, then click Recommend to begin fulfilling the recommendation.



  2. Choose whether to upload a recommendation or write one in Scoir.
    1. If uploading, click Upload Recommendation, click + Choose a file and select the PDF file that you'd like to upload.


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    2. If writing, click Write Recommendation, compose your recommendation in the editor, then click Save for Later or Save & Preview. Recommendation drafts saved for later are available to edit from the Requested page.




To decline a student’s recommendation request, follow these steps.
  1. On the Requested page, find the student whose request you wish to respond to, then click Decline to reject the recommendation.



  2. You will be prompted to send a pre-populated, optional message to the student explaining why you cannot fulfill their recommendation request. Edit the message to your liking, or delete the message contents, then click Decline.




Creating recommendations on behalf of students

To create a recommendation on behalf of a student who has not submitted a request, follow these steps.

  1. On the Requested page, click + Add New.
  2. Search for and select the student the recommendation is for.
  3. Specify whether or not the recommendation is for a specific college.



    1. If yes, search for and select the college, then click Continue.
    2. If no, click Continue.
  4. Choose whether to upload a recommendation or write one online.
    1. If uploading, click Upload Recommendation, then click + Choose a file.
    2. If writing, click Write Recommendation, compose your recommendation in the editor, then click Save for Later or Save & Preview. Recommendation drafts saved for later are available to edit from the Requested page.

To view drafts of recommendations-in-progress, click Recommend on a recommendation with a Draft Created date, then finish composing the recommendation in the editor. When you’re done, click Save & Preview, then click Submit.

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Viewing or replacing existing recommendations

To view or replace existing recommendations, go to the Completed page of the Recommendations tab.

To view a created recommendation, click the View button next to the created date. You can download the file by clicking Open.

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To replace a created recommendation, click the Replace button, then follow the steps for uploading or writing a recommendation.



Viewing student details

To view more information on a student including their college list and extracurricular activities, click their name in the Recommendations tab via either the Requested or Completed page. Note that a student must be in your Recommendations list in order to view their profile information.

The student’s profile information will be displayed along with the status of your recommendation.

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