I know this question has been asked in the past but SDN no longer has the thread and this question has now become relevant for most of us who are applying for 2003. Some MSTP programs ask you to give a "cover form" to each recommending professor and have each professor send it with your letter of recommendation. This will not be easy for me to do because my letters of recommendation are handled through a central service at the University and I would have to go back to my old PIs and ask them to do these forms for several schools as well as attach the letter of recommendation and send it again. I do not wish to burden them with it. In fact, I think my biggest recommender is on sabbatical and isn't even here. Does anybody have experience with this? None of the schools emphasize that this is absolutely required. Will it disqualify or look unfavorable to have my LORs sent without the cover forms? Thanks in advance for your responses.