Information for Parents
PARENTS -- GUARDIANS -- FAMILIES
SUNY looks forward to partnering with you and your student in the college search process! Simply click on the resource links below to learn more about SUNY's history, 64 campuses, student planning timelines, financial aid resources, attending SUNY as an out-of-state student, and people and offices to assist along the way. The more informed you are about SUNY, the better resource you will be for your student.
Where do you begin?
Bookmark the SUNY Web site and check it often.
Visit SUNY campuses. Find campus maps, parking directions, questions to ask, suggestions for where to stay and what to do, as well as online visits and virtual tours, on campus Web sites.
Participate in SUNY-sponsored activities. Learn about upcoming college fairs, information sessions, and financial aid planning workshops.
Browse the SUNY resources below. Remember that we're just a call, click, e-mail message, or online chat away!
The SUNY Recruitment Response Center, in Albany, New York, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and skilled telecounselors handle hundreds of calls daily. Our telecounselors are resources for questions related to completing and submitting an application for admission, exploring programs of study, and obtaining information about individual campuses. They also respond to e-mail and instant message inquiries.
SUNY campus Admissions Offices provide direct contact with counselors who can answer questions about academic programs, admissions criteria, and student life. You may encounter campus admissions staff throughout the year, as they attend college fairs and visit high schools. SUNY campus Web sites also provide information.
The SUNY Center for Student Recruitment (CSR), located in New York City, provides information about all SUNY campuses to New York City area students, their families, as well as high school and agency counselors. Knowledgeable and experienced counselors visit area high schools, agencies, and community colleges and answer questions about programs of study and applying for admission and financial assistance. Throughout the year, the CSR hosts a variety of workshops and campus visit programs.About SUNY