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Information for Accepted Students


Congratulations - You're In! Here's what to do next.

You're Accepted - Now What?

The checklist below will help you take the next steps towards making SUNY Plattsburgh your new home.

Step 1 - Pay Your Deposit

After you are accepted, you have until May 1 (Dec. 1 for spring) or 30 days after your acceptance (whichever is later), unless otherwise stated in your acceptance letter, to pay your $250 deposit. To do this online, follow the instructions below.

1. Login to my.plattsburgh.edu. (follow the link on the login page to find your NETID and password, if you do not already know it).
2. Once you log in, click on the Admissions tab.
3. Under the admissions checklist, click on "Pay Admissions Deposit."
4. Follow the instructions to pay the deposit online.

Step 2 - Financial Aid

To be eligible for the most aid, the Financial Aid Office recommends submitting your FAFSA to the Federal Government as soon as possible once applications become available on Oct. 1. Award packages are mailed within a few weeks of receiving your acceptance packet. Need help? Click here.

Step 3 - Housing

Housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are interested in living on campus, you should pay your deposit and submit the online housing application as soon as possible.

Upper-level transfer students and local students can petition to live off-campus. These students are required to pay the $250 deposit and submit the housing exemption request. Email the Office of Housing and Residence life at [email protected] if any questions arise.

Step 4 - Health Report & Meningitis Response Forms

You will be sent a Health Report form and Meningitis Response form after paying your deposit. These forms must be signed by both you and your Doctor and returned by July 1 for students accepted to the fall semester.

Spring applicants will receive the Health Report form and Meningitis Response form with their acceptance packets. These forms must be signed by both you and your Doctor and returned by July 1. 

Contact the Student Health and Counseling Center at 518-564-2187 for more information.

Step 5 - Student Orientation Program (Fall Enrollees Only)

Although not a requirement, our Student Orientation is highly recommended. It gives students the chance to make new friends, learn how to get around campus, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.

Step 6 - Tuition Bill

Student Accounts will mail payment instructions in mid-July to students who attended Summer Orientation and registered for classes. Payment is due in early August.

For spring enrollees, Student Accounts will mail payment instructions in late November. Payment is due in mid-December.

We can't wait to see you on campus!

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