University Recommendation Policy

The following certification application deadlines are only for submission to the Office of Graduate Studies, not to the State Education Department.


• January 2
• June 1
• September 1


If you submit your application by the dates mentioned above, your information will be forwarded to NY State Education Department within 30 days if it is complete. Do NOT call the Office to check on your application; you will be able to check your status online through TEACH at any time. We process certification applications only in 3 cycles - immediately after the deadlines. If your application is received beyond the published deadline, it will be delayed and may be processed with the applications received for the next processing cycle.