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Accept your offer of Undergraduate admission today, and submit your deposit through your student portal. Then, let the world know you’re #PotsdamProud.
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Pay your deposit through our student portal.
Step A: Look for the Forms Section, Reply to Offer of Admission or by accessing your decision letter. Within the decision letter, you will see a hyperlink titled: complete your intent to enroll.
Step B: After clicking the intent to enroll form, please indicate whether or not you are accepting our offer of admission. If you are accepting our offer, you will also need to indicate if you plan to live on campus. Please note that unless you are either living locally, are a non-traditional aged student or a transfer student who meets the credit and/or residency requirements, you will be required to live on campus for your freshman year.
Step C: Pay the admissions deposit via credit card. Our tuition and housing deposit is $100.
If you haven’t applied for financial aid yet, we encourage students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.
- To complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), use Federal Title IV School Code: 002850
- To complete your TAP application (New York State Tuition Assistance Program), select SUNY Potsdam (SUC Potsdam) / HESC Code: 0945
For more assistance, please visit our Financial Aid webpage.
Once you deposit, you are given access to an @potsdam.edu email address. It’s important that you check this account regularly, as this is how faculty and staff on campus will attempt to contact you. Please also continue to check the email you used on your college application for important information from the Admissions Office.
Check out the 2024-2025 Academic Calendar to learn about important dates:
All incoming students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with proof of graduation.
- Final High School Transcripts: An official final transcript (with signature or seal and date of graduation) must be uploaded by your school counselor or sent via postal mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- College Transcripts: An official final transcript from all colleges you have attended must be sent directly from institutions’ Registrar's Offices, or emailed from a secure transcript service. Credits will be accepted for coursework completed with a grade of 1.0/D or higher at regionally accredited institutions of postsecondary education.
- AP/IB/CLEP Credits: Please refer here for specific information.
Please send postal mail to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13647
Connect with us on social media and learn more about what it’s like to be a SUNY Potsdam student! Follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. We also have some great videos showcasing student life, campus and our beautiful hometown on our YouTube channel. To connect with your future classmates, you can also join our official SUNY Potsdam Class of 2028 Facebook Student Page.
Once you pay your deposit, you will receive information about Orientation. Orientation is your opportunity to become a part of the Potsdam community. You will speak with an academic advisor who will help you choose and register for classes. The class scheduling portion of orientation will take place before you arrive on campus. Once on campus, you will meet other students and get to know campus programs and services.
“After coming to SUNY Potsdam, I knew that I had made the right decision. You make so many friends, it’s a great campus, and the professors really care. I will be carrying the things that I've learned with me for the rest of my career.”Class of 2023
Student Success Stories
Measures of Success
Just a mile down the road from SUNY Potsdam, Claudia Basabakwinshi ’24 slips into her waders and carefully steps into the chilly water flowing through Parkhurst Brook. Extending what looks like a blue telescopic ski pole, she measures the water velocity with a flow meter, as her classmate Allyssa Card ’26 calculates the depth of the stream. The two students are part of the first cohort in the College’s new environmental science program, which is preparing them for careers in environmental conservation and protection.
Windows to the World
With their woodwinds in hand, a quintet of Crane students recently traveled to New York City with Assistant Professor Dr. Brian Dunbar to connect with Crane alumni, meet with prospective music students interested in attending SUNY Potsdam, and attended a concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra— a recent trip that put them at the center of an arc linking accomplished alumni to students of the present and future.
A Creative Mind
Tasked with writing a fractured fairytale in one of his first English classes out of high school, Parker Atlas Yaw ’24 had no way of knowing that he would be a published author just a few years later. Now, a junior at SUNY Potsdam, he has turned those initial pages into a fully formed 300-page novel that will soon be on the digital shelves of Amazon in paperback and eBook. Yaw has excelled academically while pursuing a double major in anthropology and English literature/writing. He plans to teach English at the high school level after graduation, and also pursue a doctorate in linguistics.
Sailing into the Classroom
Much like the character in her children’s book, Katie Yang ’23 has been on her own adventure—teaching English in China, volunteering as an ESL teacher at Fort Drum, and now completing her master’s degree in childhood education at SUNY Potsdam. Her book, “Sailor Sam and the Crab Invasion,” was written during her Literacy I class with Carolyn Stone, and with the encouragement of her professor, she did some research and is now a published author with Barnes and Noble.
Lights, Camera, Action
During her final semester at Crane, Erika Murata ’22 lined up the internship of a lifetime, working on the set of the Late Show with Seth Meyers in New York City. Leaning on skills from her music business degree, she has been assisting audio engineers and the house band as they prepare the music for the show.