Undergraduate Readmission

Deadline for Readmission Applications is August 7 for the fall semester and January 7 for spring semester.


Undergraduate Readmission Advising ~ Contact Stephanie Claxton, Assistant Registrar, (315) 267-2835, claxtosc@potsdam.edu.

(Graduate students seeking readmission into a Graduate Program, must contact the Graduate Studies Office directly at (315) 267-2165.)

SUNY Potsdam encourages former students to return to school. The following students are eligible to apply for undergraduate readmission:

  • Students who have attended SUNY Potsdam for at least one semester

  • Students who have fulfilled all previous financial obligations to the College and all other SUNY system institutions

  • Students who previously withdrew or were on a leave of absence

  • Students who have been out one full year from the time of academic dismissal

  • Graduated students seeking a second undergraduate major or second undergraduate degree

Note: Requirements for graduation in effect at the time of the student's initial matriculation are not binding on the College for more than 6 years after the date of initial matriculation. Students will be evaluated under the current requirements at the time of readmission if they have not attended for more than 6 years.

Note: It is strongly advised that you submit your applications by the end of March for the fall semester and by the end of October for the spring semester to ensure that your application is processed by April (for fall semester) or by November (for spring semester) registration.

International Students

International students MUST contact International Education & Programs (IEP) prior to re-admission. International students planning to return to SUNY Potsdam MUST obtain a new Form I-20, new F-1 Visa and repay the SEVIS Fee (Canadians do not require an F-1 Visa). This can be a lengthy process, so please be certain to contact IEP for more information on this process.  Failure to contact IEP may result in the student being refused entry to the United States.

Readmission Applications MUST be received by August 7 for the fall semester and January 7 for the spring semester.  August 7 and January 7 are strict deadlines for applications.