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Enroll at SUNY Plattsburgh in 8 Easy Steps

Step 1: Apply For Admission

Apply Online
Transfer students have two options to apply online - The State University of New York (SUNY) Application or the Common Application. Both applications are viewed equally by the admissions committee. Please be sure to complete only one of the two applications.

  • Common Application
    • Students who apply through the Common Application will need to do the following:
      • Complete the Common Application
      • Complete the Plattsburgh-specific supplement
      • Pay the $50.00 application fee
      • Send an official college transcript(s)
      • Send an official high school transcript (if applying with under 24 credits completed at time of application)
      • Send SAT/ACT scores (if applying with under 24 credits completed at time of application)
    • Please note: An essay and a letter of recommendation are strongly encouraged. Completion of the Common Application will provide SUNY Plattsburgh with the personal essay.
  • SUNY Application
    • Students who apply through the SUNY Application will need to do the following:
      • Complete the SUNY Application
      • Pay the $50.00 application fee
      • Send an official college transcript(s)
      • Send an official high school transcript (if applying with under 24 credits completed at time of application)
      • Send SAT/ACT scores (if applying with under 24 credits completed at time of application)
    • Please note: An essay and a letter of recommendation are strongly encouraged.

Apply by Mail
While we strongly encourage you to apply online, you can also submit a paper application. To download a paper Common Application, please go to http://www.commonapp.org. The completed Common Application can be forwarded to:

Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

If you are completing a Common Application paper application, please be sure to include a $50.00 check payable to SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions Office to cover the application fee.

To request a paper SUNY Application, please call (800) 342-3811. Once completed, you should forward the application to:

SUNY Application Processing Center
State University Plaza
Albany NY, 12246-0001

Step 2: Check Application Status

Step 3: Apply For Financial Aid

Step 4: Receive Notice of the Application Decision 

  • Fall Admission: Acceptance packets are mailed beginning in December and continue on a rolling basis until admission closes (usually in mid-summer).
  • Spring Admission: Acceptance packets are mailed beginning in early November and continue on a rolling basis until admission closes in early or mid-January.


Learn more about our admissions requirements for transfer students.

Step 5: Receive Preliminary Credit Evaluation

Approximately one week after your acceptance packet has been mailed, SUNY Plattsburgh will mail your preliminary credit evaluation. The preliminary evaluation provides an approximate number of credits that will be accepted, your level of entry to the institution, and any specific sequencing issues involved with completing your major that might delay your graduation.

Learn more about the credit evaluation process.

Step 6: Pay Your Deposit

If you are accepted and decide to enroll at SUNY Plattsburgh, you'll need to pay a $250 deposit ($10 for EOP students) as a token of good faith.

Your deposit must be paid by:

  • May 1 (for Fall)
  • December 1 (for Spring), or
  • within 30 thirty days after your acceptance if you are accepted after those dates (or by the deadline date indicated in your acceptance letter).


Once we have received your deposit, we will send you important information on housing, orientation, and registration.

You can pay your deposit online by logging in to your MyPlattsburgh account. Please read our Deposit Refund Policy.

Step 7: Review Your Credit Evaluation (Degree Works Audit)

The Admissions Office will complete an official credit evaluation once your deposit is paid. Your credit evaluation, called the Degree Works (DW) Audit, shows how all of your prior course work is placed in your new degree track at SUNY Plattsburgh, and what additional coursework is needed for graduation.

We encourage you to closely review your DW Audit, and notify the Admissions Office immediately if there are any discrepancies.

Step 8: Attend Orientation & Register for Classes

Main Campus in Plattsburgh

Attend Orientation (Fall Semester only)

  • Main campus students enrolling for the fall semester will be invited to attend one of two summer orientation programs. The programs are typically held during the last week of June and the third week of July. At orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with the chair of your academic department, register for classes, and much more! You will be invited to orientation in late May. Learn more about orientation.

Register Online (Spring and Fall Semesters)

  • Online registration is available for all fall students who are unable to attend summer orientation and for spring students. Specific information about online registration will be provided in your transfer credit evaluation correspondence.

Please note: While there is no orientation program for spring students, many traditional orientation activities will be available on opening weekend.

SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury / Extension Site at Hudson Valley Community College

  • Students attending the SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Queensbury or our Extension Site at Hudson Valley Community College should register for a new student orientation session. The new student orientation sessions are held at the Regional Higher Education Center on the SUNY Adirondack campus. After paying their deposit, students should contact the Branch Campus to register for an orientation session by calling (518) 792-5425.

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Mailing Address:
Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Codes You Need to Know

  • SUNY Application: 44
  • SAT: 2544
  • ACT: 2944

Fall 2018 Applicants

Students who wish to apply for fall 2018 admission may do so using either the Common Application or the SUNY Application.

Note: Students who were previously enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh and are seeking to return should complete the readmission process.

Common Application

The Common Application is accepted by more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide. It allows you to apply to multiple public and private schools with one application.

The Common Application includes the college essay and a letter of recommendation. Students applying through the common application will need to submit the following additional items:

  • Official High School Transcript (for freshmen or transfers with less than 24 credits)
  • SAT/ACT Scores (for freshmen or transfers with less than 24 credits)
  • Official College Transcript(s) (if applying as a transfer student)

Once the Common Application is submitted online, SUNY Plattsburgh will download it within 1-2 weeks. Other items should be mailed through the US Postal Service.

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Please send your completed Common Application to:

Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

 

SUNY Application

The State University of New York (SUNY) Application is accepted by most of the 64 SUNY Campuses. It allows you to apply to multiple campuses with one application.

Students applying through the SUNY Application will need to submit the following additional items:

  • Official High School Transcript (for freshmen or transfers with less than 24 credits)
  • SAT/ACT Scores (for freshmen or transfers with less than 24 credits)
  • Official College Transcript(s) (if applying as a transfer student)
  • SUNY Common Supplemental (recommended for freshman applicants)
  • Letter of Recommendation (recommended for all applicants)

Please send your completed SUNY Application to:

The State University of New York
Application Service Center
PO Box 22007
Albany, NY 12201

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Application Cost and Fees

The application fee is $50.00 for either service. Both are viewed equally by the Admissions Committee. While we strongly encourage you to apply online, you can also submit a paper application. To request a paper SUNY Application, please call (800) 342-3811. To download a paper Common Application, please go to www.commonapp.org.

Additional Information

Domestic Freshmen and Transfers

Applications receive optimal consideration when submitted by December 1 (for freshmen) or March 1 (for transfers) for the fall semester, and by November 1 for the spring semester. Candidates are encouraged to apply early.

EOP Applicants

Students who are interested in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) can apply using either the Common Application or the SUNY Application.

International Students

If you are an international student (not a United States citizen and not a permanent resident of the United States), you may use SUNY Plattsburgh's international application or the Common Application to apply for admission. Please review the international admission requirements and download the International Application Instructions and Application Form or the Common Application.

Graduate Students

If you are interested in our Graduate Programs, take a look at graduate admission requirements and how to apply for graduate school.

Readmission

Students who are seeking to be readmitted or reinstated to SUNY Plattsburgh should complete the application for readmission. Learn more about readmission.

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Mailing Address:
Admissions
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901