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Apply to SUNY Potsdam and explore our full list of academic programs.

First-time Freshmen

First-time freshmen have two options to apply online - the SUNY Application or the Common Application. Please complete the application that best suits your needs.

Application Process

Students who apply will need to do the following:

  • Complete the SUNY Application or Common Application.
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee.
  • Send an official high school transcript, including all schools you attended for high school credit.
  • A letter of recommendation, preferably from a school-based counselor or teacher.

Note: SUNY Potsdam is test optional. Learn More

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Some applicants to SUNY Potsdam’s undergraduate programs require additional application procedures in order to gain admission.

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Transfer Admission

If you’re considering transferring to SUNY Potsdam, you’re in good company.

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Graduate Admission

SUNY Potsdam encourages you to continue your education through graduate degree programs in 16 disciplines, mainly with a focus on education and instruction. Apply today!

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SUNY Potsdam encourages former students to return to school. Students that previously attended Potsdam who wish to return should go through the process of undergraduate readmission through the Admissions Office.

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