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1.  Select only writers with whom you have established a positive working relationship.  Ask "do you feel you know me well enough to provide a positive reference letter?"
2.  Request letters early, while reference writers still  remember you.  Ask before you leave the class or current position.
3.  Provide writer with a copy of your résumé to let them know about your other experiences/proficiencies.
4.  Professors, cooperating teachers, or principals, current job supervisors and co-workers can all be good resources.
5.  Be sure to have at least three letters of reference. 


Access the registration page

1. Download and follow the instructions.(306 kb file)
2. Pay registration fee below 

*If you established a paper-based reference folder with Career Services prior to January 2009, please contact our office Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm by calling 315-312-2255. We would be happy to upload your existing references to your new online account as well as transfer any remaining credits you may have had toward future mailing orders.

Registration fee = $15.00 (allows 10 years access to online system)
Order mailing fee = $6.00 per location order is sent (USPS or electronic delivery) regardless of number of references sent
Next day mailing fee = $20.00 (can't guarantee weekend delivery or delivery on school holidays)

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If you have extenuating circumstances and are unable to pay online, please contact the Career Services Office at 315-312-2255. We may be able to arrange for other methods of payment.


Download the  instructions for requesting references and placing orders online (782 kb file)

Optional paper reference form available by calling Career Services at 315-312-2255, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please be aware that this process takes significantly longer than it would if the reference writer submits your letters directly online.