Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate studies at SUNY Plattsburgh! Here are your next steps to enroll.
Next Steps for All Graduate Students
- Step 1: Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
Once you have decided to enroll at SUNY Plattsburgh, submit the $250 deposit to indicate your intention to enroll. Deposit payment will allow you to register for classes once registration has opened for your term of admission.
To Pay Your Deposit Online
- Login to your admissions portal
- Click on “Pay Your Deposit”
- Follow the instructions to pay the deposit online
To Pay Your Deposit Over the Phone
To Pay Your Deposit by Mail
Send a check with the student’s name, date of birth and the deposit amount to:
Student Financial Services
401–410 Kehoe Administration Building
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 USA
- Step 2: File the FAFSA
To apply for Federal Financial Aid, file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of the year prior to the start of your enrollment. Based on your FAFSA, your eligibility will be calculated for
- Federal Direct Loan Program
- Federal TEACH Grant Loan
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
The following graduate degree programs and graduate certificate programs are eligible for federal aid at SUNY Plattsburgh:
- All master’s programs
- All combined bachelor’s and master’s programs
- School building leader certificate
For more information, visit Financial Aid Resources for Graduate Students or schedule an online appointment with a financial aid advisor.
- Step 3: Access MyPlattsburgh
MyPlattsburgh is the portal for current SUNY Plattsburgh students. It is where you can register for classes, access financial aid and billing information, find your DegreeWorks audit, and connect to applications like Handshake, Brightspace, Cardinal Star and Google apps for education. You will need your NetID to set up your MyPlattsburgh account. You can find your NetID in your admissions portal.
- Step 4: Access Your Plattsburgh Email
Your Plattsburgh email address is your [NetID]@plattsburgh.edu. After you have submitted your deposit, be sure to start checking this email regularly as faculty and other departments will begin communicating with you at that address before classes begin. Graduate admissions will continue to send messages to the address you provided on your admissions application.
- Step 5: Receive Advisement & Register for Classes
You will find your advisor’s name in your acceptance letter. Please contact them directly if you have questions regarding course selection.
Registration dates and instructions can be found on the registrar’s web page.
- Step 6: Send Your Final Transcripts
If you had courses in progress when you applied, be sure to ask the registrar’s office at your prior college to send the final transcript showing degree conferral before you matriculate at SUNY Plattsburgh.
- Step 7: Student Health Record
Students who will be attending face-to-face classes at the main campus in Plattsburgh are required to submit the student health record to the Student Health and Counseling Center.
- Step 8: Order a Campus ID Card
All graduate students should obtain a campus ID card. While the card is predominately used to access on-campus resources like the fitness center and dining halls, it is also needed to purchase books from the campus store. Visit College Auxiliary Services for instructions on obtaining a campus ID.
- Step 9: Get Your Textbooks
You will be able to order your textbooks from The Bookstore about two weeks before classes start. Just click on the link for “Textbooks” and enter your student ID or shop by courses.
- Step 10: Know Your Resources
Graduate students have access to many programs and services at SUNY Plattsburgh. The following resources are available whether you are studying at the main campus or fully online:
Feinberg Library & Information Technology
The Feinberg Library is accessible to all graduate students with a wide collection of books, articles and video/film. You will find plenty of research help available on the library’s web site with easy access to schedule an appointment or chat with a librarian.
The Cardinal Cloud is SUNY Plattsburgh’s communication and productivity suite based on Google Apps for Education. As a graduate student you have access to webmail, calendars, unlimited storage, cloud printing, and Google hangouts. Our students can also use on campus and remote labs, web hosting services, and Zoom video conferencing.
Accessibility Resources Office
The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) works with all students who identify as having a disability. Contact the ARO to register for academic and/or housing accommodations.
Career Development Center
The staff in the Career Development Center provide a variety of career planning services. Whether you are looking for a part-time job while in school, researching internship options, or preparing to make the next move in your career, our Career Development Center is there to help. You can schedule an online appointment with an advisor or participate in one of their upcoming events.
Information Specific for Main Campus Students
Graduate students are welcome to reside in SUNY Plattsburgh’s residence halls. We have two buildings that are dedicated to graduate students and seniors — Kent Hall and Macdonough Hall. After you have submitted your deposit, you will be able to submit the housing application.
You can also apply to be a community advocate, program advocate or assistant community director and earn a free room. Learn more about community living positions.
If you are planning to have a car on campus, you will need to register your vehicle in MyPlattsburgh using the “Automobile Parking Registration” link. This will generate a parking tag which you can claim in the Angell College Center at the beginning of the semester or at University Police at a later date. Visit campus parking for more information.
The Student Health and Counseling Center is available to all students who pay the Student Health Fee. The center provides primary care, including outpatient care/procedures, mental health services, wellness education, specialist referrals, and pharmaceutical dispensary services. The Student Health and Counseling Center also offers free 24/7 counseling services via BHS (phone, text, portal).
- Fitness & Recreation
A membership to the Fitness Center is $85 per semester and includes access to group exercise classes, resistive training and cardiovascular equipment, personal training, fitness assessments and more. We also have a variety of recreational sports options available to graduate students throughout the academic year.