Application Process

We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

You can apply to SUNY Potsdam using the SUNY Application or the Common Application.

Option 1: SUNY Application

Submit the following:

  • The SUNY Application.  The fee is $50.  The fee will be waived if you submit the SUNY Application and you are transferring directly to SUNY Potsdam having earned an Associate Degree at a 2-year SUNY or CUNY College.  This fee waiver is not available with the Common Application.
  • Official college transcript(s).
  • SUNY Supplemental Transfer Application.


Option 2:  Common Application

Submit the following:

  • The Common Application.  The fee is $50.
  • Official college transcript(s).

Note:  If you submit the paper version of the Common Application, you must submit SUNY Potsdam's Transfer Supplement to the Common Application.  Do not complete this form if you submitted the Common Application online.

Please send your transcripts to:

Academic Transfer Services
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

If you have completed fewer than 30 semester hours of college-level course work, then you will be required to submit:

  • A high school transcript (or GED if applicable)

We encourage transfer students to submit applications before March 1st for the fall semester and before December 1st for the spring semester.  These timelines ensure full consideration for:

  • Access to limited enrollment programs
  • Full consideration for financial aid and scholarships
  • Early class registration and housing preferences.
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