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Early Admissions to Undergraduate Programs

SUNY Potsdam will offer early admission to exceptionally qualified high school juniors and seniors.

  • Students applying for early admission must possess a "B" average or above in their course work and test scores indicating strong potential for college-level work.
  • They should have 14 or more academic units from high school in the areas of social studies, English, foreign language, science and mathematics.
  • In addition, applicants for early admission must demonstrate the necessary maturity to adjust to college life.
    • This is accomplished through submission of at least two letters of recommendation (including one from the high school principal or school counselor and one from a teacher of an academic subject).
    • The high school principal or school counselor must also send a letter approving any course work taken at SUNY Potsdam.
  • Early admission candidates seeking federal financial aid will need to have a letter signed by the high school principal stating that course work will not be counted toward the high school diploma.

Note: This is not an Early Decision or Early Action Policy. Please contact the Admissions Office at (315) 267-2180 for more information.

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