Admission to the Ranger School
The associate degrees offered at The Ranger School campus of SUNY-ESF are “1 + 1” programs enrolling students for the second year of study after they complete their first-year requirements at SUNY-ESF's Syracuse campus or the college of their choice. The Ranger School website provides more information on the A.A.S. degree programs in Forest Technology, Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation. and Land Surveying Technology, including first year requirements to be completed at the first college attended.
Many Ranger School students decide to continue their education by transferring to one of the bachelor degree programs offered at the SUNY-ESF Syracuse campus, usually Forest Resources Management (Forestry) or Natural Resources Management. By following a “1 + 1 + 2” plan with appropriate course selection and scheduling students can usually complete both the associate and bachelor degrees within four years.
Candidates may apply to The Ranger School as high school seniors, transfer students from other institutions or internally from SUNY-ESF Bachelor degree programs. The application process you follow depends on which type of student you are, as outlined below. When you decide on your application pathway, just click on the link for the steps to follow.
Please note that international students are not eligible for admission to programs at the Ranger School, however we encourage international students to inquire about ESF's bachelors degree programs in Forest and Natural Resources Management.
- High school students may apply to SUNY-ESF's Syracuse campus for Freshman Admission to complete the first-year requirements for both the associate degree as well as a bachelor degree if they wish to follow the “1 + 1 + 2” plan. They can apply through either the Early Decision or Regular Freshman application process.
- High School students can follow the “1 + 1” plan to prepare to enter The Ranger School after attending another college to complete the first-year requirements. Under this plan students apply for freshman admission at a SUNY college or the college of their choice and apply for sophomore entry at The Ranger School under the Guaranteed Transfer option.
- College students can apply for Transfer Admission as they complete the first-year requirements. Transfer students are encouraged to enroll at one of our Cooperative Colleges.
- Current SUNY-ESF students may apply for internal transfer to either of the associate degree programs offered at The Ranger School campus. Application forms are available in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 218 Gateway Center.
- SAT: 2530
- ACT: 2948
- TOEFL DI: 2530
- FAFSA: 002851
- NYS TAP: 0950
- All Applicants:
November 1, 2015*
- Early Decision Freshman:
December 1, 2015
- Regular Freshman:
February 1, 2016*
- Guaranteed Transfer:
February 1, 2016*
March 1, 2016*
*Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.