Students who previously attended SUNY Plattsburgh and would like to re-enroll must apply for readmission. If you have never enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh, you will need to apply as a first-year or transfer applicant.
Have questions? Schedule meeting with a readmission advisor today! On-campus and virtual options available.
Apply for Readmission
Follow These Steps
- Step 1: Apply for Readmission
Students interested in applying for readmission must complete the online application for readmission. You may need to access important admissions forms for the application process.
If you have attended another institution after leaving SUNY Plattsburgh, please have your official transcripts sent to the admissions office.
- Step 2: Submit Readmission Application Fee
The $50 non-refundable application fee is required for all readmission applicants. Students interested in having their readmission application fee waived must complete the online Readmission Fee Waiver Request Form and upload with supporting documents to the application.
You can pay your application fee in your admissions portal, which you will receive information about within one week of submitting your application.
- Step 3: Resolve Account Holds
If you have any outstanding financial obligations to the college or other holds on your SUNY Plattsburgh record, they need to be resolved before your application will be processed. The admissions office will notify you via email if you have holds upon receipt of your application.
- Step 4: Send Requested Information
Within one week of submitting your readmission application, you will receive access to your admissions portal, which will list any additional application items you are required to submit to complete your application. You will also receive email notification of any missing items needed to complete your application.
- Special Consideration Readmission Policy (Academic Amnesty)
Students applying for readmission after 5+ years may submit a letter to the director of admissions detailing the request of academic amnesty. If granted, a student's previous SUNY Plattsburgh record is evaluated as if the courses were taken elsewhere. To be eligible:
- The student must not have been enrolled in any courses at the college during the previous five years.
- Only grades received in courses taken after readmission will subsequently count toward their GPA with the exception of credits that have already been applied toward a completed bachelor’s degree.
- Courses with a grade high enough to warrant transfer credit had they been taken at another institution will be counted toward meeting graduation requirements, but the grade will not be computed toward the student’s GPA.
- While the student’s GPA after readmission will be computed based only on grades for subsequent courses taken at Plattsburgh, the earlier academic record of the student prior to readmission will remain without change.
- Requests for special consideration will be reviewed and granted no later than the time the readmitted student begins classes.
Please note: A student may only be readmitted under this policy once. Students that have earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh are not eligible for this program if they decide to return for a second degree. This policy is also not available for our traditional nursing program.
Important Readmission Information
- Readmission Deadlines
Readmission applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. However, you must submit the completed readmission application and pay the non-refundable readmission fee by the deadlines below for full consideration:
- To return for the fall semester — Complete by July 1
- To return for the spring semester — Complete by November 1
- To return for the summer semester — Complete by April 1
- Readmission Course Registration
You must first apply for readmission, be accepted and pay your $250 admissions deposit before registering for classes.
The admissions office will evaluate your coursework taken at other colleges after you pay your $250 deposit. Admissions will notify you via email when your transfer credit evaluation is complete and your SUNY Degree Works Audit is updated.
- Advisement, Registration & Transfer Credit Evaluation
Advisement & Registration
Once course registration opens, readmitted students can register for courses — you will need need a registration PIN. If you would like advisement prior to registering for classes, please contact the chair of your academic department.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Upon successful readmission, the admissions office will evaluate your completed coursework from other colleges and award transfer credit. You will be notified via email that your transfer credit evaluation is complete.
- Choosing Courses While Away from Plattsburgh
If you plan to complete courses while away from Plattsburgh, here are some helpful tips:
- Review your Degree Works audit. Choose courses that fulfill general education, foreign language and lower-division major requirements.
- Avoid taking courses that you failed (or in which you earned a D). Wait until you return to SUNY Plattsburgh to retake courses you failed. This can significantly improve your GPA and assist you in returning to good academic standing upon your return to SUNY Plattsburgh.
- Review the Transfer Equivalency Charts. Plattsburgh maintains transfer equivalency charts for SUNY two- and four-year campuses as well as some other New York colleges.
- Financial Aid
If you plan on using financial aid services at Plattsburgh you are encouraged to reach out to student financial services to discuss your specific situation and plan for your return.
If you have not been registered at another college while away from Plattsburgh and have not been receiving financial aid in the current year, you will need to apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. You should file for aid at the same you apply for readmission.
If you have filed a FAFSA and TAP application for the current year, you will need to ensure Plattsburgh is listed as one of the colleges on your applications so Plattsburgh receives your financial information.
- FAFSA Federal School Code: 002849
- TAP Undergraduate School Code: 0940
Students who are accepted for readmission to Plattsburgh and have filed for aid will be reviewed by the financial aid office and receive a financial aid award package.
- Student Accounts & Billing
Questions regarding payment procedures and options can be directed to the student financial services.
- Housing & Meal Plan
Housing is available for readmitted students. If you would like to live on-campus again, you will need to fill out a housing for with Campus Housing and Community Living.
All on-campus students must select a meal plan. For more information about meal plan options, please contact campus dining.
- Technology Access & Email
You will not regain full access to all Plattsburgh technology until you have been readmitted and you have paid you tuition deposit. Depending on the length of time you have been away from campus, the technology Plattsburgh currently uses may be new. If you are familiar with the resources, you may need to re-establish your access.
All students will be assigned a Plattsburgh email address. After you are readmitted, you will be expected to check your Plattsburgh email address since this is where official college communication will be sent. Your email address can be accessed through your admissions portal account.
- Degree Works
Your Degree Works audit outlines all your requirements for your Plattsburgh degree, tracking your completed courses and GPA and showing what you still need to complete. You will use your audit to assist with academic advisement and registration throughout your time at Plattsburgh. You can access your Degree Works audit through your admissions portal account.
- Plattsburgh ID Card
You will need to obtain a Plattsburgh ID card again to access resources on campus. Your Plattsburgh ID is not only required as your official campus identification but also serves as your library card and provides access to your residence hall front door, your meal plan and more.
- Other Considerations
- Students who have been dismissed twice from the college will not be granted readmission until their cumulative GPA is the equivalent of a 2.0 through the non-matriculated student process.
- If a student was originally dismissed for plagiarism, readmission may be denied for up to five years.
- Students in good academic standing (cumulative GPA at SUNY Plattsburgh at or above a 2.00) may be eligible for summer or winter readmission.
Meet with a Readmission Advisor
- Readmission Appointments
Schedule an appointment with a readmission advisor on campus, by phone or by video chat. Appointments are offered select weekdays and weekday evenings.
- Ask specific questions you have about returning to SUNY Plattsburgh, the readmission application process, transferring credit, special circumstances and more.