Credential File Services
To Create an Account:
- Click here if you are a student or alumnus and ALREADY have established
a UCS placement/credential file.
Click here if you are a student or alumnus and wish to open a NEW credential file
account and have not established a Placement File with UCS.
To Submit Letters of Recommendation (For Letter Writers):
Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation via Interfolio.
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact for more information
If you have further questions regarding the new online credential file service,
do not hesitate to contact UCS or Interfolio directly:
Interfolio Customer Services:
By email to: email@example.com
By phone toll free:
(877) 77-FOLIO (36546)
Phone: (202) 223-3358
UCS subscribes to Interfolio, a service provider that specializes in online storage and management of important application materials and work samples. A credential file, or placement file, is a collection of documents showing a job candidate's or graduate/professional school applicant's academic and professional credentials.
Interfolio is an economical and convenient way for people to present and market themselves professionally. For example, a Ph.D. candidate can easily send academic credentials to a search committee, an undergraduate can send application materials to graduate and professional schools, or a teaching candidate can apply for a teaching position. Typically, a credential file will not be needed for a candidate applying to a position in business or industry. In these fields, letters of recommendation, if requested, are handled directly between the job candidates and the employer.
Interfolio allows the candidate to build an online portfolio and/or a dossier - complete files of all credentials, including:
Confidential letters of recommendation
Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
Supervising teacher evaluations
Student & peer evaluations
Transcripts - from all of your degrees
What you get as a candidate:
- Security: Interfolio allows you to store all your important files securely and make documents viewable but not downloadable
or available to be copied. Request or upload your most important documents and never lose an important file again.
Total Access Control: Create a central place where your professional identity is represented online and have control over how
you look when a search committee or potential employer browses search engine results for your name.
Multimedia Portfolios: Create a professional web presence that's richer and more dynamic than just a C.V. or resume. Build
a portfolio that not only describes your work, but shows it too: with documents, videos, pictures, links and text.
Targeted, Customized Deliveries: You can specify a unique set of documents for each delivery, and you can specify the order
in which your materials are packaged so your presentation is powerful and persuasive. You don't have to rely on others to make intelligent decisions about what documents are delivered on your behalf.
Trusted, Reliable Delivery: Interfolio handles your documents securely and confidentially, with the assurance of complete privacy. Plus, you can track each document's shipment online.
Low Cost: Since you need only send one delivery to each position, you save money and headaches; it's cheaper to send a 30 page delivery through Interfolio than to go to Kinko's and the US Post Office.
UCS career counselors serve UH students and alumni in the preparation and use of credential files. In addition, UCS staff will serve with
Interfolio as co-custodians of the service. If you have any questions about your file, feel free to contact your career counselor.