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Find Your Counselor

Get the flavor of the North Country

We know you’re excited to learn more about an unmatched college experience in the shadow of the Adirondacks, and there's never been a better time to get to know us. So let’s set up an informal, virtual visit to see if Potsdam is the right choice for you!

Learn all about our friendly and safe campus, small class sizes, and faculty who go the extra mile to help you succeed. Chat with a counselor about the strength of our programs, our beautiful campus and recreational opportunities. While we’re at it, let’s take some time to talk about your plans and passions and how you can make your own path here!

Chat with an Undergraduate counselor!

Graduate Students
The SUNY Potsdam Office of Graduate & Continuing Education is also pleased to offer all prospective graduate students and applicants the ability to chat live, one-on-one with a member of our graduate admissions staff.

Chat with a Graduate counselor!

Counselors by location / student group:

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Karen A Ahlfeld

Assistant Director of Admissions

Contact for: Transfer & International students
Office: (315) 267-2111
Text: (315) 284-5207

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Nicholas Attanasio

Admissions Counselor

Contact for: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genessee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties in New York
Office: (315) 267-2237

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Erin M Conner

Admissions Event Coordinator
Office: (315) 267-2121
Text: (315) 330-8103

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Alison Evans

Admissions Counselor

Contact for: Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York & Out of State
Office: (315) 267-2935

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Terry O. Francis, Jr.

Director of Admissions & Enrollment Planning
Office: (315) 267-2129
Text: (315) 325-8096

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Leah M. Heglas

Admissions Counselor

Contact for: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Warren counties in New York
Office: (315) 267-2178
Text: (315) 284-5651

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Erica J. Kaiser

Associate Director of Admissions

Contact for: Special admissions programs (EOP & Bridges) liaison

Office: (315) 267-4885
Text: (315) 325-8526

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Fernando Manriquez-Valenzuela

Admissions Counselor

Contact for: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Nassau, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington & Westchester counties in New York

Office: (315) 267-2179
Text: (315) 961-8216

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Melonie Madramootoo

Admissions Counselor

Contact for: Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings county), Manhattan, Staten Island (Richmond county) & Queens

Office: (315) 267-2175
Text: (315) 954-4510