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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Reference Letters

The Reference File service at SUNY Potsdam will be ending effective September 1, 2019 due to the increase in web-based options for reference file management and a significant decline in student/alumni usage. We recommend using Interfolio Dossier, an online platform to gather confidential letters and academic materials in a single, secure location for employment application procedures.

Timeline for Reference File Program Phase Out

January 1, 2019: No longer creating new files; existing files will be released to student/alumni upon receipt of a Reference File Release Form by emailing career@potsdam.edu. Current students are responsible for managing their reference letters and should consider using Interfolio Dossier, an online platform to gather confidential letters and academic materials in a single, secure location.

September 1, 2019: Priority deadline for student/alumni to complete Reference File Release Form to request files to be sent to student/alumni

December 31, 2019: Final deadline for student/alumni to complete Reference File Release Form to request files to be sent to student/alumni

January 1, 2020: Service is officially closed

If you have any additional questions as we implement this, contact career@potsdam.edu or (315) 267-2507.

How long will my Reference File stay open?

The Reference File service will close on January 1, 2020 and all existing files must be requested to be sent to student/alumni prior to that date. After January 1, 2020, reference files will be inaccessible then destroyed after three years and student/alumni will need to ask letter writers for a new letter or a copy of their written letters.

How do I check to see if I have Reference Letters are on file?

You may check if you have letters on file by emailing career@potsdam.edu.