Readmission to SUNY New Paltz
Applications for Readmission for Fall 2013 are no longer being accepted.
- Did you walk away from New Paltz without taking a Leave of Absence?
- Did you withdraw from all your classes and then not attend New Paltz the following semester?
- Did you leave New Paltz and attend another college?
- Were you dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons?
- Did you think you graduated - and just found out that you haven't?
If you were accepted and matriculated in an undergraduate degree program at New Paltz and your attendance at the College was discontinued for any reason, at any time, or you thought you graduated but did not because of course deficiencies and/or failure to submit the proper graduation paperwork...
You must apply for readmission!
Readmission is required for all non-graduates regardless of the number of credits believed to be lacking in order to receive the undergraduate degree.
Your prior enrollment as a matriculated student...
- Does not constitute automatic readmission.
- Does not guarantee entrance into your original major.
- Does not guarantee the fulfillment of college-wide graduation requirements.
Are you eligible for consideration for readmission?
You are - if you attended New Paltz as a matriculated student for at least one semester.
You are - if you have fulfilled all previous financial, judicial, or health center obligations to the College (all HOLDS must be resolved before you apply for readmission - contact the Registrar's Office to determine if you have any institutional holds).
You are - in good, overall academic standing (a minimum 2.0 GPA). However, a 2.0 GPA alone does not guarantee readmission to the College or to a major.
You are - if you were academically dismissed and now have been out one full year from the date of your academic dismissal (two full semesters). It is required that all academically dismissed students successfully complete at least 15 credits of academic course work with at least a 2.75 GPA at another institution for consideration for readmission.
Readmission to specific majors
Childhood or Adolescence Education: must have a New Paltz cumulative GPA of 3.0 for consideration.
School of Business: all majors require a New Paltz cumulative GPA of 2.75 for consideration.
Communication Disorders & Science: must have a New Paltz cumulative GPA of 3.0 for consideration.
BFA & BA/BS Visual Arts: must have a New Paltz cumulative GPA of 2.75 and submit a portfolio for consideration.*
Visual Art Education: must have a New Paltz cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit a portfolio for consideration.*
Music: must participate in an audition/interview for consideration.*
Theatre Arts: must participate in an audition/interview for consideration.*
Mathematics: A minimum 2.75 GPA in Calculus I and Introduction to Proof, or equivalent.
Mathematics Adolescence Education: Must meet requirements for both Mathematics and Adolescence Education.
*Portfolio content and submission information; music and theatre audition audition content and scheduling information can be found on each department's web page or by contacting the department directly. Portfolio review and audition/interviews must be completed by the Application for Readmission due date. Those received after the due date will not be considered for readmission.
How to apply
Use only the New Paltz
Do not use the SUNY Application or Common Application!
The application fee is $50 (non-refundable/non-transferable).
Apply directly to your major. "Undeclared" is not an option.
If you attended New Paltz under a different last name, please indicate your previous name on all documents submitted.
If you know your New Paltz ID number (N0XXXXXXX), please use it.
You must submit official transcripts of all college work taken since leaving New Paltz. Send these transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. transcripts must be received by the application due date.*
*If you are currently enrolled at another college and the results of your current coursework are deemed critical in making the readmission decision, you may have your application deferred to the next possible semester if the grades of these courses will not be available until after the application due date.
If you have been gone for five or more years
The College does not retain the educational records of non-graduates beyond 5 years.
If 5 or more years have elapsed since your last attendance at New Paltz, you must re-submit all original educational documents directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission:
- If you entered as a freshman, these would be your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.
- If you entered as a transfer, it would be all your previous college transcripts.
Application and document due dates
- Fall - April 1
- Fall Art/Visual Art Education - March 15
- Spring - Nov. 1
- Spring Art/Visual Art Education - Oct. 15
There is no summer readmission
An important note:
New Paltz Admission uses e-mail as its official method of communication. In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application, please make sure the e-mail address that you provided on your application is correct. Please add SUNY New Paltz to your address book to avoid e-mails from newpaltz.edu being sent to spam folders
The readmission decision
All decision are made by the academic major/department.
Your application is evaluated according to the specific major/department enrollment criteria in place at the time of your Application for Readmission.
All decisions are final.
If accepted, your decision is valid only for the semester you applied for.
Welcome back! Here's what to expect...
Students in Good Academic Standing
If you are returning within three years of your last date of attendance at New Paltz you will continute under the General Education and major/department requirements in effect at the time of your first matriculation.
If you return and are admitted to a new major, you will complete the major requirement in effect at the time of your return.
If more than three years has passed since your last date of attendance and you completed the General Education requirement in effect at your first matriculation, you will have met the College and SUNY General Education requirement.
If you did not complete the General Education requirement in effect at your first matriculation, you will now have to complete the current New Paltz and SUNY General Education requirement.
If more than three years have passed since your last date of attendance and you completed all major/department program requirements, the department may consider all major/department requirements met.
If you did not complete all major/department requirements, you will now have to complete the current major/department requirements (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the appropriate academic dean).
Academically Dismissed Students
If you were academically dismissed and are readmitted, you are now responsible for all College, SUNY, and major/department requirements in effect at the time of your return.
If you are academically dismissed for a second time, you will no longer be eligible for readmission and will not be eligible to enroll as an undergraduate student (matriculated or non-matriculated) student in any courses offered by New Paltz.
What to do after acceptance
If you are accepted for readmission, please read the Readmission Information sheet that accompanies your acceptance letter carefully. Here are some key points...
- You must submit the $150 Pre-Enrollment Deposit (PED) to confirm your matriculation and enrollment (you will not be able to register for classes unless the PED is submitted).
- You must make an advising appointment with the chair of the department of your intended major before you register for any classes. You will not be able to register without the proper PIN, which only the department can provide.
An important note:
The College cannot honor any requests for back dating of transcripts or diplomas.
Please e-mail your questions regarding readmission to email@example.com. Please note "Readmission Inquiry" in the subject line of your e-mail.
Approved - Spring 2009
Council of Deans