Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit three (3) Letters of Recommendation with all degree applications.
It is strongly encouraged that you use the online recommendation service provided on your online application account. If at the time of application you do not have 3 names, you may indicate "TBD" on the recommender section in the application. Online recommenders will automatically be sent the online recommendation form once you save their information in your application. If your recommendations cannot be submitted using the online application system, please submit the paper copies in original sealed envelopes signed on the flap by the recommender. You must complete the information requested on the top of the Recommendation for Graduate Study form and also provide your references with addressed, stamped envelopes. Do not open envelopes containing Letters of Recommendation as they will become unofficial and will not be accepted.
If you wish to submit letters from an existing placement file, you may do so but they, too, must be sent in sealed envelopes from your college or university. If a reference is reluctant to provide you with an original letter, he or she may mail the letter directly to the Graduate Admissions Office, at the address listed below:
Office of Graduate Admissions
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222