A SECOND DEGREE applicant is a student who has already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. All second degree students must apply using the SUNY Application.
The following information is required to complete the application process:
- 2.75 composite GPA from all colleges previously attended
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official high school or GED transcript*
- Written statement or resume detailing, if applicable, why your education was interrupted and what you have been doing since leaving college.
- Official AP, IB or CLEP test score reports/transcripts, if applicable
*Needed to establish NYS residency for tuition purposes.
Art – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful portfolio review*
Visual Arts Education – A minimum of a 3.0 and a successful portfolio review*
Music – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful music audition*
Theatre Arts – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful theatre audition/interview*
*Contact the specific department for portfolio submission, audition, or interview information.
Adolescence (Secondary) Education – A minimum 3.0 GPA. A “B” or better in English Composition I and II (Effective for fall 2015 admission - GPA of 3.0)
Early Childhood/Childhood (Elementary) Education - A minimum 3.0 GPA. A "B" or better in English Composition I and II (Effective for fall 2015 admission - GPA of 3.0)
Business (all programs) - A minimum GPA of 2.75; with 45+ credits must have completed English Composition I & II, Microeconomics or Macroeconomics and completion of a SUNY General Education mathematics course.
Communication Disorders – A minimum GPA of 3.0
Psychology – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of a “C” or better in General Psychology and completion of a SUNY General Education mathematics course.
Mathematics- A minimum GPA of 2.75 and completion of Calculus I and be enrolled in Calculus II
Biology - A minimum GPA of 2.75 and must have completed General Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, and Pre-Calculus
Fall Enrollment - May 1
Fall Enrollment for Art & Art Education - March 15
Spring Enrollment - December 1
Spring Enrollment for Art & Art Education - October 15
SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change application due dates without notice.
New Paltz admission uses email as its official method of communication. In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application please make sure your email address that you provided on your application is correct. Please add SUNY New Paltz to your address book to avoid emails from newpaltz.edu being sent to spam folders.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
SUNY New Paltz
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2499
(845) 257-3200, menu option #2
(845) 257-3209 (fax)