There has been a procedural change since the last time you might have accessed the Compass system. Students are no longer required to attach their recommendation letters in order to apply for an award or fellowship. The letters need to be provided to your department, normally the graduate secretary or recorder will include them in the departmental nomination if your application is considered. Once a student applies for an award or fellowship, their application is forwarded to their department for review. The department is responsible for making the determination if they wish to nominate you. You will need to stay in touch with your department to determine if your application is forwarded back to The University Graduate School for consideration in the competition.
Due to this procedural change you will be required to attach a document to each of the required recommendation letter attachment fields. Include your recommenders name in each of the documents you attach.
I apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience as we continuously work to make the system more user friendly for everyone involved. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The University Graduate School