Previously Graduated from SUNY Potsdam

The following procedures apply to those who previously completed an undergraduate degree at SUNY Potsdam and who desire post-undergraduate degree readmission:

  1. Students seeking post-undergraduate degree readmission must first fill out a Post-Degree Readmission Application and an Educational Plan.

    Applications require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Post-Degree Readmission Application
    (2nd undergraduate degree/major, student teaching certification, or completing undergraduate pre-requisites for Masters Degree/MST) 

    Second Degree Educational Plan
    (Required for all students applying to complete a 2nd Bachelor's Degree -- must meet with the department chair of the newly proposed major.)
  2. Send official transcripts from any other colleges attended (if applicable).   
  3. Any "holds" on a student record must be cleared before readmission can be considered.
  4. Submit a fully completed Application and Educational Plan to Stephanie Claxton, Assistant Registrar, for final evaluation by the College Registrar.

Second Major or Second Degree

You are a graduate from SUNY Potsdam and would like to complete a second undergraduate major or second undergraduate degree:

Things to consider before applying for a second undergraduate major:

  • You must meet with the Department Chairperson in the major area to discuss the feasibility of your plans and to sign your Educational Plan.

  • If accepted, you will be enrolled as a Non-matriculated student and will not be eligible for Financial Aid.

Things to consider before applying for a second undergraduate degree:

  • The second degree major must be completely different from the first major. 

  • The second degree major cannot be a previous degree minor.

  • You will need to complete 30 additional hours (beyond the first degree) and 15 of those 30 hours must be upper division in the major.

  • You may be required to complete certain general education requirements depending on when you earned your first degree. 

  • You will be enrolled as a matriculated student and will be eligible to apply for financial aid. 

  • Readmission is a privilege and the Registrar reserves the right to deny applications that are incomplete. 

In addition to the Post-Degree Readmission Application, students must also complete Second Degree Educational Plan available online and upon request at the Registrar's Office. This section of the application must be completed with an academic advisor from the major department.

The Application, Degree Plan and any transcripts will be evaluated by the College Registrar for a final decision. 

Prerequisites for the MST Program

Students who have earned a Bachelor's Degree and anticipate acceptance into the SUNY Potsdam MST program after fulfilling the appropriate prerequisite undergraduate courses.

Things to consider:

  • You will be enrolled as a Non-matriculated student and must complete additional forms in the Continuing Education Office. 

  • You will be eligible to apply for Financial Aid once the Graduate Studies Office has verified that you are eligible to enroll in the MST program once the prerequisites are complete.

Teacher Certification Only

You have already graduated and are considering enrolling for undergraduate classes to complete requirements for teacher certification (through BOCES or other certifying agency):

  Things to consider:

  • You will be enrolled as a Non-matriculated student and must complete additional forms through the Office of Continuing Education.

  • You may be eligible to apply for Financial Aid when appropriate documentation to support your intention toward certification is receive.