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OPTION 1

SUNY Application
The SUNY Application

OPTION 2

The Common Application
The Common Application

1) Complete and submit the on-line SUNY Application form, using the Program Search to select your program of study.

2) Complete and submit the SUNY-ESF Supplemental Application on which you must indicate your first and second choice of major and complete all other items, including the essay question response.

2A)  Early Decision Applicants must complete and submit the Early Decision Agreement (PDF only).

3) Have your school counselor or a teacher submit the SUNY-ESF Teacher/Counselor Recommendation form (PDF only) or a letter of recommendation to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office.

1) Complete and submit the on-line Common Application form.

2) Complete and submit all sections of The Common Application on-line:

  • SUNY-ESF specific Member Questions:
    You must indicate your first and second choice program of study, upload your response to the ESF essay question and complete all other items.
  • Your Recommender:
    Have your school counselor submit the school report form on-line or directly to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office. Additional recommendations are welcome.
  • Early Decision applicants only:
    You must complete the Early Decision agreement on The Common Application web site. 

How to Apply
for High School Students

Step 1: Choose which Application to Complete

High School students may apply to SUNY-ESF using either The Common Application OR the SUNY Application, both available online. Then follow the directions for the application you choose outlined here.

If you are considering applying under the Early Decision plan you must be familiar with the policies and procedures and submit the Early Decision Agreement with your application.  Click here for more information.  The Early Decision application deadline is December 1.

  • NOTE: If you are applying through the "2+2" or "3+3" programs with Upstate Medical University, you must use the SUNY Application.

OPTION 1

SUNY Application
The SUNY Application

OPTION 2

The Common Application
The Common Application

1) Complete and submit the on-line SUNY Application form, using the Program Search to select your program of study.

2) Complete and submit the SUNY-ESF Supplemental Application on which you must indicate your first and second choice of major and complete all other items, including the essay question response.

2A)  Early Decision Applicants must complete and submit the Early Decision Agreement (PDF only).

3) Have your school counselor or a teacher submit the SUNY-ESF Teacher/Counselor Recommendation form (PDF only) or a letter of recommendation to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office.

1) Complete and submit the on-line Common Application form.

2) Complete and submit all sections of The Common Application on-line:

  • SUNY-ESF specific Member Questions:
    You must indicate your first and second choice program of study, upload your response to the ESF essay question and complete all other items.
  • Your Recommender:
    Have your school counselor submit the school report form on-line or directly to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office. Additional recommendations are welcome.
  • Early Decision applicants only:
    You must complete the Early Decision agreement on The Common Application web site. 

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

A $50 non-refundable application fee or completed fee waiver form must be submitted, as directed by the application process you have chosen to use, before your application will be forwarded to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office.

Step 3: Send your Transcripts

Have your school counselor send your official high school transcript, including your first quarter grades for your senior year, directly to the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office or on-line through the application process you have chosen to use.

Early Decision Applicants: Your high school transcript must include your senior year courses and first quarter grades. If grades are not available when your transcript is submitted, they may be faxed from your high school directly to the Admissions Office at 315-470-6933 or emailed to esfinfo@esf.edu by the December 1 deadline. If any portion of an Early Decision application is received after the December 1 deadline, consideration of the application under Early Decision or Regular Freshman is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Please pay close attention to application codes and deadlines for Early Decision admission.

Regular Freshmen and Guarantee Transfer Applicants: Your transcript must include your senior year courses and first quarter grades.

Application Codes
  • SAT Code: 2530
  • ACT Code: 2948
  • TOEFL DI Code: 2530
  • FAFSA Code: 002851
  • NYS TAP: 0950

Application Deadlines

Spring 2015

  • All Applicants:
    November 1, 2014*

Fall 2015

  • Early Decision Freshman:
    December 1, 2014
  • Regular Freshman:
    February 1, 2015*
  • Guaranteed Transfer:
    February 1, 2015*
  • Transfer:
    March 1, 2015*

*Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.

Step 4: Submit your SAT or ACT Scores

Submission of scores for either the SAT I or ACT (or both) is required for high school applicants. The highest scores for each section from all test dates will be considered. We will accept SAT or ACT scores included on your high school transcript as official. But, if they are not posted to your transcript, you must have them sent from the testing agency. SUNY-ESF’s SAT code is 2530 and our ACT code is 2948.

Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results sent to SUNY-ESF. Our FAFSA Code is 002851. The Financial Aid application deadline for Early Decision applicants is February 1. The recommended filing date for Regular Freshmen Applicants is March 1.

  • NOTE: International students are not eligible for financial aid.
Application Codes
  • SAT Code: 2530
  • ACT Code: 2948
  • TOEFL DI Code: 2530
  • FAFSA Code: 002851
  • NYS TAP: 0950

Application Deadlines

Spring 2015

  • All Applicants:
    November 1, 2014*

Fall 2015

  • Early Decision Freshman:
    December 1, 2014
  • Regular Freshman:
    February 1, 2015*
  • Guaranteed Transfer:
    February 1, 2015*
  • Transfer:
    March 1, 2015*

*Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.


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