Transfer Student Application Process

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 or submit a SOAR (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 or submit a SOAR (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

After you have applied for admission, you can check the status of your application to find out your decision and any items needed to complete your application.

Step 3: Apply For Financial Aid

Visit our Financial Aid Office online for more information.

Step 4: Receive Notice of the Application Decision 

  • Fall Admission: Acceptance packets are mailed beginning January 15 and continue on a rolling basis until admission closes (usually in mid-summer).
  • Spring Admission: Acceptance packets are mailed beginning November 1 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.


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.  

 

 

Contact Information

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

Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: admissions@plattsburgh.edu

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