Yes, I know its a bit late and unfortunately for me I am one of those people who like to do things last minute. It's a problem I deal with daily. Anyway, if a school wants tax returns, W-2's, sent in by a certain date, does that mean received by that date or postmarked? UChicago for instance has a deadline of Feb. 1. Does that mean postmarked by Feb. 1 or received? Thanks.