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How to Apply

How to Apply

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  1. Determine Your Campus and Curriculum Selections.

    You can apply to multiple campuses using a single application. You should determine your campus and curriculum selections before starting your application.

  2. Preview the Application.

    If you wish to view the questions and prepare your answers before beginning your online application, print our Online Application Worksheet.

  3. Create Your Account.

    The first time you use applySUNY, you will be required to create an account. You must supply a valid email address and password so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions.

  4. Complete Your Application.

    You will be presented with several pages of questions to complete. Complete the questions on each page.

  5. Pay Your Application Fee.

    When you have completed your application and are ready to submit it, you can pay your application fees via a credit card, debit card, or you can mail a check or money order to the Application Services Center. There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 per campus selection.

  6. Submit Your Application.

    You will receive confirmation of submission by email. You can check back at applySUNY in 48 hours to view your application status online.

  7. Send Your Additional Forms.

    Freshman applicants should print and give the School Counselor Form to your high school counselor to complete.

    International applicants should print forms Personal Essay (FSA-2), English Proficiency (FSA-3), and Financial Statement (FSA-4) and mail directly to the colleges to which you apply.

  8. Submit Your Supplemental Applications.

    In addition to your online application, some campuses may require or recommend a supplemental application, which may include an essay question. You will be directed to return to applySUNY to complete those supplemental applications.

  9. Submit Your Academic Record.

    Freshman Applicants

    There are three ways to submit your academic record:

    1. Ask your high school counselor to submit your transcript electronically, using SUNY CounselorConnect.

    2. Self-report your academic record using the SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR).

    3. Ask your high school counselor to mail your official high school transcript directly to the campuses to which you have applied.

    Transfer Applicants

    Academic transcripts are required for all colleges you attended, whether or not you received credit. Please request a copy of all transcripts be sent directly to each college choice to which you applied.

    If you have earned less than the equivalent of one year of study (generally 24 – 30 credit hours) you should arrange for your former high school to send transcripts directly to each college choice to which you applied.

  10. Wait for Your Decision(s).

    You will receive an admission decision from each college to which you apply.

Questions? Contact the Recruitment Response Center.

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