Information for Accepted Students
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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 Admissions portal
- 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 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
These documents are required by NYS to attend college at SUNY Plattsburgh.
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 after paying your deposit. 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 15 (for fall enrolling students) or by January 15 (for spring enrolling students).
Receive Advisement & Register for Courses
Main Campus Students for Spring 2021 (first-year students and transfers)
- New first-year students for the spring semester will be contacted by the Academic Advising office to discuss completion of placement tests, degree requirements, 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. 9, 2020. Online registration for new transfers with PIN code begins on Monday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
Main Campus Readmits for Winter and Spring 2021
- 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.
Online Students for Winter and Spring 2021 (transfers and readmits)
- To register for classes, online students will need to contact the chairperson or program facilitator of their academic department as soon as possible.
- If you are an RN-to-B.S. nursing student, please contact Eli Remillard, Program Facilitator at [email protected].
- If you are an online accounting student, please contact Dr. Mohamed Gaber at [email protected].
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 first-year student 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.