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On September 1, 2009, the Lazarus Center for Career Development launched its partnership with Interfolio, the premier dossier, credentials and online portfolio service.

NOTE: It is college policy that we shred alumnae records that are older than 7 years.

Frequently Asked Questions


What if I don't have letters at the Lazarus Center?
If you do NOT already have an established references file at the Lazarus Center, you need to create an account directly with Interfolio. Getting started is easy - Click here to open your account.

Do ALL graduate schools and organizations accept credentials from Interfolio?
No. Although most graduate schools and organizations will accept letters from Interfolio, some do not. It's important that you read and adhere to all application instructions for the schools or programs to which you are applying.

How much does Interfolio cost?
Interfolio accounts can be set up for as little as $19 for one year, $39.90 for three years, and $57 for five years. Electronic deliveries start at $6. More information on the most current Interfolio Fees.

Alternatives to Interfolio
Carefully consider your personal reference needs. For instance, if you're applying to graduate school or a job, you may not need Interfolio at all. Your recommenders can send their letters directly to the graduate school or employer of your choice.

If you choose NOT to open an Interfolio account, you have the following options: 

Information for Letter Writers
Interfolio does not just benefit students and alumni. It also helps ease the burden of those faculty entrusted with composing letters of recommendation. Learn more about the FREE writer's account at Interfolio, which enables direct uploading of documents.  

For more information, or to set up an Interfolio account, please visit www.interfolio.com

Questions about Interfolio? 1-877-77-FOLIO or e-mail help@interfolio.com


Medical School Applicants
All Health Professions school applicants MUST use Interfolio, so please plan accordingly. If you're planning on requesting a committee letter, select "Smith College Pre-Health" as your school affiliation when creating your account. Click here to read more about Interfolio for Medical School Applicants.

For more information on the Health Professions School Application Process, contact Katie Lipp, Program Director for Health Professions and Mentoring Programs at klipp@smith.edu or (413) 585-4296.

Law School Applicants
Law references should be sent directly to LSAC by your recommenders.

Transcripts are available through the Smith College Registrar's Office.