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Accepted Students

Welcome and Congratulations!

We are thrilled that you have been accepted to ESF and are considering joining this very special community! You have been waiting for your opportunity to Improve the World. Your time is now. We’re looking forward to being a part of your journey and seeing the amazing things you will do at ESF!

Making the final decision about where you will enroll is exciting and perhaps a bit overwhelming. This webpage is created to support you in making an informed decision. Check back as we’ll be making updates and adding new opportunities for accepted students.

Of course, we are always a phone call or email away.

Next Steps

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

Applicant Portal

Daily appointments including a meeting with a member of the Admissions staff followed by a campus tour are available at 8:45 am and 1:15 pm, Monday through Friday while classes are in session. Call (315) 470-6600 to schedule a visit. Individual virtual appointments may be scheduled by calling the same number.

In addition to weekday visits, an in-person campus tour is available for accepted students and their families.

Friday, June 9, 2022

This event is intended for applicants and admitted students to meet other students, ESF faculty in your academic program, and tour our campus with current students.


Schedule of Events

8:30 - 9:00 am | Check In & Student Life Fair

9:00 - 9:45 am | Welcome Session 

10:00 - 10:45 am | Department Information Sessions

11:00 - 11: 45 am | Optional activities (Campus Tour, Off-Campus Housing Information)

Virtual Financial Aid Information Session

Join Mark Hill, ESF's Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, for 30 minutes. This virtual workshop is designed to assist accepted students and families understand a financial aid award, financial aid options and next steps in the aid awarding process. Select a date below to complete the required registration.

Day Date Time
Wednesday February 8, 2023 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 15, 2023 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday April 12, 2023 6:00 p.m.



Financial Aid Office Hours

Staff in the ESF Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships are available M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at other times by appointment.

Any questions please contact the Financial Aid Office email at or by phone, (315)-470-6706.

Visit academic webpage 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 for an individual appointment.

Virtual Academic Department Information Sessions


Welcome to ESF!

Location, Location, Location

ESF’s 25,000 acres of field stations, research facilities and forest properties provide tremendous support and opportunity to our students.

In addition, Syracuse and Central NY offer an abundance of outdoor activities, eateries, arts, and shopping.

College Bookstore

You don’t have to wait until you visit campus to get your ESF gear. The ESF College Bookstore offers a variety of apparel, gifts and more through their online store. Show your ESF pride!