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Welcome to ESF!Your next steps...

Congratulations on your admission to SUNY ESF! You have worked very hard to get to this place. You have been waiting for your opportunity to Improve the World. Your time is now. We're looking forward to being part of your journey and seeing the amazing things you will do at ESF.

We are especially excited to share that this journey will be in-person as we are planning to return to traditional in-person instruction for fall 2021. This will, of course, depend upon pandemic conditions and public health guidance, but we feel confident enough to plan for full face-to-face programming.

We are grateful to the entire ESF community which has and continues to abide by required protocols.

ESF has a limited number of in-person campus tours available for accepted students. Please contact us at 315-470-6600 for details. Our virtual tours (see below) provide a sense of space and place.

A variety of virtual opportunities, as outlined below, can be helpful until you are able to be with us in-person.

We welcome the opportunity to connect with you as outlined below, via email at esfinfo@esf.edu or telephone at (315) 470-6600.

How to enroll and pay your enrollment deposit
We are delighted that you have chosen to enroll at ESF and be a part of our community. To enroll at ESF and confirm your seat in the class, you will need to proceed with the following steps:

  1. Log on to your applicant portal, where you monitored your application status
  2. Scroll to the “forms” section on your check list and click on the link that reads “Reply to Admissions Decision”
  3. To enroll, choose the option to accept your offer and proceed with the Enrollment Agreement form to select housing preferences
  4. The final step will be to pay your $400 enrollment deposit.Major credit cards and e-checks are accepted

If you need assistance locating the link or your log in credentials to your applicant portal, please email esfinfo@esf.edu

The May 1st commitment deadline is fast approaching! If you still have questions about ESF, we are here to help! Come talk to an expert at one of our upcoming, "Ask Oakie," live Question & Answer sessions. Staff will be available on zoom to answer your questions on the following dates and times (just click on the link to join!):

Congratulations to our Accepted Students for the Ranger School Class of 2022! The faculty, students and staff are planning an Accepted Student Reception just for you.You will hear from the faculty who teach in your program of study. Admissions and Financial Aid staff will guide you on next steps to finalize your enrollment. You will learn about housing, meal plans, communications, and other information specific to members of the Ranger School Class of 2022. Finally, you will have an opportunity to hear from current Ranger School students and ask questions about student life.

Accepted students will join the Virtual Ranger School Open House event on Zoom for most of the program. During the Open House there will be separate break-outs covering topics of importance for accepted students. Click the link below to register for this event:

Hang out on Zoom with current ESF students and recent alumni as they share their experiences and answer your questions about life at ESF.


Visit https://www.esf.edu/academics/ for information on:

  • Degree programs
  • Special academic options
  • Department information, including faculty profiles and contacts
  • And more...

To explore your program of study choices, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at esfinfo@esf.edu for an individual appointment.

Are you a graduate student?
Accepted grad student info

Welcome to ESF!

Congratulations to you and your family on your admission to ESF!
The ESF community and campus are very special. Over the next few weeks and months, you will have several opportunities to learn more about us and the reasons we are a great fit for your academic, personal and career goals.
Check this site often for updates. In the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions or if we can assist you and your family in any way.