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Transfer & Second Degree Applicants

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

A.  SUBMIT THE $150 PRE-ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT (PED) (required of all students).

      Fall Enrollment:  PED due by May 1 or 10 days of date of acceptance if accepted after May 1.

      Spring Enrollment:  PED due 10 days of date of acceptance.

B.  SUBMIT THE $100.00 ADVANCE ROOM DEPOSIT (ARD). For on campus housing you must submit the ARD with the PED.*

*If at such time as on campus housing is maximized, we will no longer be able to accept ARDs.  

Pay one of three ways!

          You can use VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or ACH check.

  • Telephone: Call (845) 257-3150 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

          Pay by either VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.

  • Mail: Check or money orders payable to: SUNY New Paltz

          Mail to:        Student Accounts
                              SUNY New Paltz
                              1 Hawk Drive
                              New Paltz, NY 12561

Deposit (PED/ARD) Refund Information.

The PED/ARD may be refunded if a written request for a refund is received in the Office of Student Accounts as follows:

  • Fall Enrollment - by May 1 (or if accepted after May 1, 30 days after the date of acceptance).
  • Spring Enrollment - by Nov. 1 (or if accepted after Nov. 1, 30 days after the date of acceptance).

In no case will refunds be considered if the written request is received after the official first day of classes for that semester (SUNY Administrative Policies 057.7).

C.  REGISTER FOR TRANSFER ORIENTATION/COURSE REGISTRATION

All accepted transfer students must attend a one-day Transfer Orientation/Course Registration session. Academic advisement, explanations of college academic policies and procedures, and registration for courses are important parts of each session. Information on Transfer Orientation and Course Registration can be found on the Office of Student Development Web site.  For questions regarding Transfer Orientation, contact the Office of Student Development at 845.257.3088 or via email at studev@newpaltz.edu.

D. SUBMIT YOUR FINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT

You need to request that your previous college Registrar's Office forward an official, final transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission so that your credit evaluation can be finalized. Your final transcript needs to be received by the mid-point of your first semester at New Paltz.  Transcripts received after this date are not guaranteed a credit evaluation and transfer of credit.

An official, final copy of your high school transcript is also required to determine New York State residency for tuition purposes. 

E.  INFORMATION ON AP, IB OR CLEP

If you have received credit for college-level course taken in high school, as well as AP and IB course work, you need to submit official transcripts/score reports in order to receive this credit at New Paltz.  Credit is not granted based on notations on your current college transcript(s).

  • College transcripts:  Request an official transcript from each college where you have taken courses be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): Request the College Board to forward your AP scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  Scores posted on college transcripts are not accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB):  Request the International Baccalaureate Organization to forward your IB results directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  Scores posted on college transcripts are not accepted.

F. INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID

Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration for any federal, state, private grant or loan program.  The FAFSA can be submitted anytime after January 1; the sooner the better.  The SUNY New Paltz FAFSA code is 002846.  For the NYS Tuition Assistance Program, the New Paltz TAP code is 0925.  Further financial aid information can be found on the New Paltz Financial Aid web page, www.newpaltz.edu/financialaid or by calling (845) 257-3250.

G.  SUBMIT HEALTH REPORT AND PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION

All new students, regardless of age, number of credits taken, or previous college attendance, are required by New York State to submit the Health Report and Physician’s Certificate of Immunization. Visit the Student Health Center website for the necessary forms and instructions.  These forms need to be received the the Student Health Center by the first day of classes.  Failure to submit these forms will result in de-registration from all courses.

INFORMATION FOR NEWLY ACCEPTED U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS

Applicants to the college who have accepted an offer of admission by submitting the Pre-Enrollment Deposit, but who have not yet registered for classes, are eligible to defer admission and enrollment.  They are permitted to enroll with the next entering class following discharge from active duty, provided the college receives adequate notice of the applicant's intention to enroll.  The applicant need not re-apply for admission or pay an addition application fee or pre-enrollment deposit.  Students must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to request a military deferral.