YOU SHOULD ONLY USE AN ENVELOPE FOR SCHOOLS THAT REQUIRE YOUR APPLICATION TO BE MAILED. THIS IS INDICATED ON NAVIANCE WITH THE ICON ON THE LEFT. SOME SCHOOLS MAY SHOW THE ICON, BUT MAY ALLOW YOU TO SEND IT ELECTRONICALLY. THIS IS THE CASE WITH CUNY AND GEORGETOWN. Remember most of your schools will not need an envelope and will be sent electronically.
Envelopes may be used for two reasons, either sending your first quarter grades (schools request it or you think it would benefit your application), or for your teachers to mail out your recommendation letter (ex. you applied through the SUNY app, or a private application. If you are confused as to whether or not you need to provide the college office, or your recommenders with an envelope, please come to the college office. Especially if you are unsure how to fill out an envelope!
Deadlines and Envelopes At least 4 weeks prior to your first college deadline, list your teachers as recommenders on Naviance AND hand in the following to each teacher writing a recommendation. It is your job to look up deadlines and prepare forms and envelopes!! A large (9 ½ x 11) envelope. On the outside of this envelope, write the name of the teacher it is intended for, the student’s name and date. o List the schools you are applying to, o HOW the teacher should submit the letter (Naviance or mailed). o What should be submitted (form and letter, letter only) and the real deadline for the teacher rec. to be received
NOTE: for schools that only accept one letter, choose carefully which teacher you ask to write the letter and let BOTH teachers know who is submitting the letter to that school.
For anything to be sent from college office. For example, first quarter grades, transcripts, etc. Please provide us with a stamped, addressed regular sized envelope to each school you would like materials sent. On the backside, please put your last name in the bottom corner.
For private colleges and out of state state schools that have a postage icon on your Naviance list, you must
Submit to the College Office a large stamped addressed envelope with three 60c stamps, and put the school’s return address in the top of the left hand corner.