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ERAS Guidelines: Medical School Transcript, Letters of Recommendation, and Dean’s Letter

The LUCOM Office of the Registrar is responsible for uploading all transcripts and dean’s letters (Medical School Performance Evaluations or MSPEs) into the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system for residency applicants. Prior to upload, a Transcript & MSPE Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

The request form is available under Academic Documents.

The Office of the Registrar will accept request forms from current OMS-III student-doctors for ERAS starting January 1. The deadline to submit request forms for ERAS upload is Sept. 1.

The first ten requested LUCOM transcripts throughout a student-doctor’s career are free and $5 per copy afterwards. The first ten requested LUCOM MSPE copies throughout a student-doctor’s career are free and $5 per copy afterwards.

It is not necessary to assign the transcript or MSPE in the MyERAS application. These two documents will be sent to all the programs to which an applicant applied. The MSPE is considered an automatic part of your application, like the transcript; a student-doctor should NOT list the MSPE as a letter of recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation (LoRs) will be uploaded directly by faculty, administrative staff, and advisors (LoR authors) into ERAS to ensure authenticity.

For further information on LoR uploads, please visit the AAMC’s FAQ and User Guide.

For additional information on ERAS, please visit Association of American Medical Colleges.

For additional concerns or questions, please email the Office of the Registrar at