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COVID-19 Impacts on Prospective Students

COVID-19: Impacts on Prospective Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many parts of our lives, including how we enroll and transition students to SUNY colleges and universities. As a prospective student, you may have questions and concerns about next steps, such as: 

While we are all adapting to evolving circumstances, one thing remains constant: SUNY is committed to being here for all of our students. To alleviate your concerns during this time of transition, we offer the information below. Updates will be provided on a regular basis, as circumstances change. 

We hope that SUNY will be a part of your future. Because, when you choose SUNY, you become part of our family. Now more than ever, we trust that our powerful sense of community will help sustain us, even as we adapt to new ways of connecting, learning, and affirming belonging.​


SUNY has temporarily suspended SAT/ACT testing requirements for rising high school seniors intending to enroll at a SUNY bachelor’s degree-granting campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 cycles only.



If you are seeking admission for Fall 2020, please contact the admissions office to which you have applied.

We understand that transcripts may look different for the spring. You will not be penalized if your transcript is missing letter grades or regents exam scores. The application review process takes multiple measures into account.

SUNY’s longstanding policy is to accept AP scores of 3 or higher for college credit. We encourage you to identify your intended SUNY college on your score report request(s). Once you receive your scores, be sure to visit your intended SUNY college website for additional advisement.

Several SUNY campuses have moved their deposit deadlines to June 1. You can view a list of current deadlines here.

All 49 SUNY campuses with Educational Opportunity Programs will provide online pre-freshman summer programs for entering EOP students. To help close the technology gap, the Office of Opportunity Programs will provide loaner laptops to participating students.

You can find virtual information sessions on our Events page. Additional online events offered by SUNY campuses can be found on the Visit a Campus page. Finally, virtual tours for each campus can be found by viewing individual Campus Profile pages.

SUNY campuses will accept letters from school counselors documenting the amount received in public assistance in 2018 for initial review. However, official documentation must be provided as soon as possible, but before the start of the fall semester, to clear you for economic eligibility.

Please contact the Recruitment Response Center at The ASC will be able to mail a postage paid envelope to you.

Please contact the Recruitment Response Center at They will be able to work with you to submit documents electronically.

The ASC will accept an unsigned fee waiver request together with an email assurance from your school counselor indicating that you meet the criteria for the waiver. Fee waiver requests can be emailed to

Yes, SUNY will consider you for a fee waiver due to economic hardship, provided you supply a letter from the employer confirming the recent job loss.

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