Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies

Admissions Overview

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


NOTE: Please review our Graduate Application Tutorial before beginning your graduate admissions application. 

Non-Degree Graduate Students have earned a Bachelor’s or higher degree and wish to enroll in graduate courses prior to matriculation in a program. Generally, non-degree students are completing a combination of graduate and undergraduate pre-requisite coursework before starting a graduate program, fulfilling teaching certification requirements, or seeking personal fulfillment. Students eventually matriculating to a graduate degree program are allowed to register for 9 credits as a non-degree student. 

Click to learn more: Link to the graduate application

Applicants for graduate admission may elect to upload checklist items within the application itself or after submission using the applicant portal.

Prepare for Your Application

  • Preview the application process by reviewing this Graduate Application Tutorial.

  • To expedite your application submission, be prepared to provide contact information for academic references. Students are able to upload select checklist items during the application process, or upload everything after submitting their application in their application portal. 
    • Which checklist items can I upload during the application process?

      • Required: Passport (international students only)
      • Optional Uploads: Admission Essay, Unofficial Transcripts, Evidence of NYS Teaching Certification or MTBC credential, TAGA Application Documents (e.g., letter of interest, resume, TA grading sample), MFA requirements (Artist Statement, Digital Portfolio, TAGA Documents), music videos for Music Therapy candidates.

  • International Applicants: be prepared to upload a copy of your passport. You will be asked to upload additional documentation within your applicant portal if you are seeking an I-20.

Begin Your Application

  • Select the YEAR that offers the term when you would like to begin graduate study:

    • Academic Year 2021-22: admission for Spring 2022, Summer 2022
    • Academic Year 2022-23: admission for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023

  • Note: Certain programs restrict admission to a specific term. Once you indicate your preferred major, you will only see terms for which your program accepts admission applications.

    Reach out to our Director of Graduate Admissions.

       >> Link to open the graduate application

Submit Your Application & Manage Your Checklist Items

  • After submitting your application, login into your applicant portal to upload and manage your checklist items.

    • NOTE: It may take up to 60 minutes before your program checklist is viewable within your application portal. 

  • Send official transcripts* and test scores to our office: SUNY New Paltz, Office of Graduate, Professional & Interdiscplinary Studies, 800 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2442

  • If you haven't submitted your application, click here to manage your application.

Application Calendar and Program Deadlines

Online applications will be accepted according to the following schedule below.

Spring Admission: December 1 || Summer Admission: May 1 || Fall Admission: July 15

Bachelor's + Master's Applicants may apply a year in advance.

Please refer to our programs page to find out the application deadline for your desired program: Graduate Programs.



Students applying for graduate admission will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $60.00 VISA, MasterCard, or electronic check. An application review will not be conducted without the submission of the application fee. NOTE: former EOP, HEOP and SEEK students are eligible for a full application fee waiver. Please request that your program director complete this form: Certification of Participation Form - EOP, HEOP, SEEK and then upload it into your applicant portal.

In accordance with the American Associate Registrars and Admission Officers policies, all materials submitted with a graduate application becomes property of SUNY New Paltz and will not be returned to the applicant.


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