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Steps for Applying

Thank you for selecting The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz for your graduate study. For your convenience, you may apply online or by submitting a paper application. Begin your process by following these steps:

Step One: Select a Graduate Program

Step Two: Choose your Method of Application

  • Online: the online application system allows students constant access to their application. Click the First-time user account link to get started, or read the step-by-step instructions for submitting an application
    Online Application Calendar:

    • Fall/Summer Admission: November 16 - May 15
    • Spring Admission: August 1 - November 15
  • Paper: paper applications must be submitted if, the applicant prefers to pay the application fee by check or money order or applies after we close the online application system (See Online Application Calendar above.)

Step Three: Complete the Process

  • Online: after completing the online portion of the application process, applicants must mail in their supplemental items (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.).

  • Paper: must collect all of the materials required by the program to which they are applying, and forward them to the Graduate School in ONE COMPLETE PACKET.

After an application has been processed, an e-mail with login information will be sent to you. Once you have your userID and PIN, you may check the status of your application by visiting: http://applicants.newpaltz.edu/grad.  We encourage applicants to check their status frequently and email us with any questions.

  E-mail us at gradschool@newpaltz.edu or call 845-257-3285.