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STEPS TO FRESHMEN ENROLLMENT

1. PAY YOUR DEPOSIT(S):

The Pre-Enrollment deposit (PED) is required of all students and will secure your spot for the semester you were admitted to.  The Advance Room Deposit (ARD) is required if you plan to live on-campus. 

Online: Log into your admissions status portal and follow the deposit directions.

Call: The Office of Student Accounts at 845-257-3150 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (pay by VISA, MasterCard, or American Express).

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 PED: By May 1* (or if accepted after May 1, 30 days after the date of acceptance).
Fall Enrollment ARD: By May 1* (or if accepted after May 1, 30 days after the date of acceptance).
*Dates subject to change for upcoming semesters.

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).

2. SEND US YOUR FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

Your high school is required to send the Office of Undergraduate Admission a final official copy of your high school transcript with the date of graduation posted on it. This is required by the New York State Education Department to finalize enrollment and financial aid. If your high school guidance office has not done so, please request they do so immediately before the first day of classes.

Submit final official high school transcripts with date of graduation noted to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
SUNY New Paltz
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561

Email: admissions@newpaltz.edu

 

3. SUBMIT AP, IB, OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

If you have taken college courses, AP courses, or IB courses while in high school and wish to receive credit for these courses, you must request that official transcripts/score reports be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission in order to be considered for credit.

  • AP test scores must be submitted directly from the College Board.
  • IB results must be submitted directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization.
  • Official college transcripts for college courses taken in high school must be submitted.

The due date of the above documents is the first day of classes of the first semester at SUNY New Paltz. Transfer credit and/or course waivers may not be accepted beyond this date.

Submit official transcript(s), score reports to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
SUNY New Paltz
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561

Email: admissions@newpaltz.edu

 

4. INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID

Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for any and all financial aid.

The SUNY New Paltz FAFSA code is 002846.

The SUNY New Paltz NYS TAP code is 0925.

Further financial aid information can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services website or by calling 845-257-3250.

 

5. TAKE THE ALEKS PPL MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT

All first-year students are required to take the ALEKS PPL Mathematics Assessment, regardless of their math background in high school.  Students should go to their my.newpaltz.edu account and click on the link to the ALEKS PPL Mathematics Assessment and complete the assessment prior to attending summer Orientation/Course Registration.

 

6. SUBMIT THE 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 Physician’s Certificate of Immunization

The Physician's Certificate of Immunization must be on file with the Student Health Center no later than the first day of classes of the student's first semester at SUNY New Paltz.  Unless legally exempted from this requirement, students not in compliance with this NYS regulation will not be allowed to attend classes, reside in the residence halls, or access campus technology resources.

Visit the Student Health Center website for the necessary forms and instructions.

 

7. REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AND COURSE REGISTRATION

Students are expected to register for orientation, and at orientation is where you will be able to register for classes.

Academic advising, course registration, transition from high school to college activities, and much more take place during the orientation program. Detailed information will be sent to all students who have submitted their Pre-Enrollment Deposit/EOP Committment Form from the Office of Student Development.  More information on orientation can be found here

 


INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

+  General Information

Contact the Office of Veteran and Military Services at 845-257-3120 or np-vms@newpaltz.edu. You can also visit our website for more information; we look forward to working with you! 

+  Accepted students who are Deployed/Active Duty

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 does not need to reapply for admission or pay any additional application fee or pre-enrollment deposit. Applicants must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Office of Veteran and Military Services to request a "military deferral".


ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

+  College Scorecard

The College Scorecard is a planning tool to assist prospective students and their families evaluate options for college.

+  College Navigator

The College Navigator provides college information including tuition, fees, retention, graduation rates, financial aid, student loan default rates, a college cost calculator and college comparison tools. 

+  Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a model aid award letter used to simplify the information received about college costs and financial aid and can be used to compare institutions and make informed decisions.

+  Paying for College

The Paying for College website can be used to enter the names of up to three colleges and receive detailed information on each one and to enter actual aid award information. 

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