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Dates & Deadlines


Graduate applications must be completed by the following deadlines.

Application Deadlines


Applicants are responsible for making certain that their applications are completed on time. Once your application is submitted you will receive access to your online application portal to track your progress. All additional supplemental application documents must also be submitted by the application deadline — these documents vary by program and can be found on our Applying for Graduate Admission page or in your application portal.

Programs with a February 1 Deadline

  • Speech-language pathology M.A. (fall entry only)
  • School psychology M.A./C.A.S. (fall entry only)
  • Clinical mental health counseling M.S. (fall entry only)
  • Student affairs and higher education M.S. (fall entry only)
  • Data analytics M.S. (summer entry only)

Programs with an April 1 Deadline

  • Communication sciences and disorders post-bachelor’s certificate (fall entry only)

Programs with Rolling Admission

  • Adolescence education M.S.T. (fall entry only)
  • Childhood education M.S.T. (fall entry only)
  • Fitness and wellness leadership M.S. (accepting applications for all terms)
  • Natural resources and ecology M.S. (fall and spring entry)
  • School building leader C.A.S. (accepting applications for all terms)
  • School district leader certificate (summer entry only)
  • Special education M.S.Ed. (summer, fall and spring entry)
  • Special education 7–12 certificate (accepting applications for all terms)
  • Teacher leadership certificate (accepting applications for all terms)

The deadline for rolling admission programs is six weeks prior to the semester start, but applying sooner is recommended. Semester start dates can be found in the Academic Calendar. Keep in mind that transcripts and recommendations can often take weeks to arrive at our office, and the department needs time to review your file with their admission committee.

Note: If you are applying to a program with rolling admission and are seeking financial aid opportunities such as graduate assistantships, the diversity fellowship, or the NEA residency grant, your admission application must be completed by Feb. 15.

Program Interview Dates


Not all departments conduct campus interviews. Interviews may be required for:

  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • Student affairs and higher education
  • Data analytics
  • Fitness and wellness leadership
  • School psychology
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Adolescence education
  • Childhood education

If selected for an interview, candidates will be contacted by their program’s department about setting up interview dates and times.

Tuition Deposit


SUNY Plattsburgh requires a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit for all graduate programs. The tuition deposit payment will be applied toward your tuition bill for the semester in which you are matriculating.

The tuition deposit can be waived if you are the recipient of a graduate assistantship or diversity fellowship. If you are unable to pay the tuition deposit but wish to accept an offer of admission, please contact the graduate admissions office for guidance.

Note: You will not be eligible to register for classes until your tuition deposit is either paid or waived.

Late Applications


Consideration of applications received after the deadline is left to the discretion of each individual program coordinator. Please contact the graduate admissions office to inquire as to whether late applications are being accepted for your intended program.

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