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FRESHMEN ADMISSION

Admission to SUNY New Paltz is very competitive.

SUNY New Paltz typically receives in excess of 14,000 applications for a freshman class of 1,150.


GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

We review all general admission applications based on four components:

  1. Official high school transcript.
  2. An essay as part of the Common Application or as part of the SUNY Supplemental Application.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the guidance counselor or an academic teacher. 
  4. Extracurricular activities & involvement (examples, but not limited to, jobs, athletic teams, clubs, volunteer positions).

SUNY New Paltz is SAT/ACT optional for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters (unless applying to an accelerated medical program). 

Unfortunately, given the large number of applications, SUNY New Paltz does not honor requests for individual interviews.

More information on our specific requirements are found below.


APPLY TO SUNY NEW PALTZ

Complete either the:

Common Application

-or-

SUNY Application

The Application fee is $50.00 and is non-refundable.

Please use only one application.


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VETERANS AND MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

Veterans or military service members and/or their spouses and children should contact Jason F. Gilliland, Coordinator of Veteran and Military Services, at 845-257-3120 or gillilaj@newpaltz.edu for further information.


CAMPUS VISITS

SUNY New Paltz is accommodating virtual visits at this time.  For more information, or to register to speak with a counselor, please visit us online at www.newpaltz.edu/admissions/visit.html.


ACCEPTED STUDENTS

Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY New Paltz! SUNY New Paltz offers a creative, diverse, challenging and supportive environment, where you can get a degree from a highly respected university and an education rich in experiences that will serve you well for your lifetime.

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