It normally takes about 5-10 minutes before an email is sent to both the applicant and the references. If your reference has not received an email, ask them to check their spam/junk folder. If they still do not see a link, they can contact [email protected].
Some programs do not require references. If a program does not require references, after answering the question, “Do you waive the right to request access to the information provided by your references,” the letter of reference section is completed, and the applicant should click “Save & Continue.” To find out the preference of the program on letters of reference please contact your program.