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SUNY New Paltz is nestled in the heart of a vibrant historic village midway between the capital city of Albany and New York City. Our unsurpassed location offers not only outstanding quality of life but world-class connections.
SUNY New Paltz offers more than 50 exceptional graduate programs in business, education, computer science, engineering, fine arts, music therapy, and the liberal arts for students who have the equivalent of a 4-year baccalaureate degree.
Our Mission: The Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at SUNY New Paltz aims to meet the educational needs of graduate, pre-professional, professional and career-changing students seeking timely, innovative, and intellectually stimulating study while providing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary in their chosen disciplines. Whether in the classroom, in the field, or online, our graduate, certificate and non-credit programs prepare students to be knowledgeable and skilled, ethical, and culturally sensitive individuals prepared to contribute meaningfully to their profession and their communities.
Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions
State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks:
- On-campus housing
- Participation in clinical or field experiences,
- Participation in internships,
- Participation in study abroad programs.
The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.
Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions. Specific SUNY New Paltz majors may pose challenges in obtaining field experiences, internships, or licensing for individuals with prior criminal convictions. These programs include, but are not limited to:
- Art Education
- Music Therapy
- Childhood Education
- Adolescent Education
- Communication Disorders
Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the Chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.