Information for Accepted Students
Congratulations - You Are In!
This accepted student checklist will help you take the next steps towards making SUNY Plattsburgh your new home.
Pay Your Deposit
After you are accepted, you have until the deadline date indicated in your acceptance letter to pay your $250 deposit ($25 for EOP students). To do this online, follow these instructions:
- Login to your MyPlattsburgh account
- Once logged in, click on the Admissions tab
- Click on “Pay Admissions Deposit”
- Follow the instructions to pay the deposit online
Apply for Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office recommends submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or after Oct. 1 of the year prior to your enrollment. Complete the FAFSA as close as possible to Oct. 1 to qualify for all available aid resources.
New York State residents also have the opportunity to apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the Excelsior Scholarship.
Complete Your Housing Form (main campus students only)
Housing placements are completed on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should pay your admissions deposit and submit the housing application as soon as possible.
The first 750 first-year (freshmen) students who pay their admissions deposits and complete their housing applications will not be placed in a triple (for fall only).
Upper-level transfer students and local students can petition to live off-campus. These students are required to pay the $250 deposit ($25 for EOP students) and submit the housing exemption request (exemption eligibility requirements must be approved). Contact Campus Housing and Community Living at [email protected] if any questions arise.
Submit Your Immunization Records & Health Forms
Contact your high school or primary care doctor as soon as possible to request that your immunization records be sent to the Student Health and Counseling Center prior to your enrollment. Call 518-564-2187 or email [email protected] with any questions.
You will also need to submit a Student Health Record and a Meningitis Response Form after paying your deposit.
Immunization records and health forms are due by July 1 (for fall enrolling students) or by Jan. 1 (for spring enrolling students).
Receive Advisement & Register for Courses
Main Campus Students for Spring 2020 (freshmen and transfers) - new freshmen for the spring semester will be contacted by the Academic Advising office to complete course advisement and registration. Transfer students will need to contact the chairperson of their academic department to receive course advisement and to obtain a registration PIN code. Advisement for new transfers begins on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Online registration for new transfers begins on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
Main Campus Students for Fall 2020 (freshmen and transfers) - attending a New Student Orientation is highly recommended. If gives you the chance to make new friends, learn how to get around campus, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. New students enrolling at the main campus for fall will be invited to attend an orientation session in early June. If a new transfer student is unable to attend an orientation session and instead opts to register for courses online, they will need to contact the chairperson of their academic department to receive course advisement and to obtain a registration (PIN) code. Advisement for new transfer students begins on Friday, May 22, 2020. Online registration for new transfer students begins on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. Freshmen who are unable to attend an orientation session will be contacted by the Academic Advising office following all orientation sessions to establish a course schedule.
Main Campus Readmits for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 - students readmitted to the college are strongly encouraged to contact the department chair of the major to which they’ve been accepted to receive course advisement before registering for coursework. A registration PIN is not required for readmits.
Queensbury Campus Students for Spring and Fall (transfers and readmits) - new students enrolling at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Queensbury Branch Campus will be advised to attend an orientation session at the branch campus. Students accepted to the Queensbury Campus should call 518-792-5425 with any questions about participating in an orientation session.
Online Students for Spring, Summer and Fall (transfers and readmits) - Online students will need to contact the chairperson of their academic department to receive course advisement and obtain a registration PIN code. Spring advisement begins Wednesday, Dec. 11. Online registration for new transfers begins on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Fall advisement begins Monday, May 22. Online registration for new transfers begins on Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.
Pay Your Tuition Bill
Student Accounts will send payment instructions to your SUNY Plattsburgh email account (mid-July for fall and late November for spring). Your bill can be accessed online in your MyPlattsburgh account.
Students can opt to set up a proxy account for a person designated to view personal college information for a set period of time.
Send Your Transcripts
All new students must send final official transcripts showing all high school and/or college coursework completed prior to enrollment. If you are a freshman who has earned credit through a specific college, you must also request that an official transcript be sent directly from that college to the Admissions office to receive credit.
If you earned college credit through examination via an AP, IB or CLEP exam, you must submit an official score report from the appropriate testing agency to have your credit considered for transfer credit review. Send official score reports to the Admissions office.