Graduate Admissions
Information on the online application process.
Getting started

SUNY Oswego uses an online application system, which requires a valid email address. We recommend you begin the application process at least one month before the application deadline or semester start date.

You can submit an application to the system before all required components are uploaded or completed; however, your application will not be reviewed until the application fee has been paid and all materials have been completed.

Admission is limited to applicants who receive a favorable recommendation for admission from the departmental Admission Committee and is approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

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How to apply
1. Start an application
Admission requirements and deadlines vary by program. The graduate application requires your contact information and personal background, educational history, professional history and additional materials.

Recommendation letters, a purpose statement and a professional resume are required for all programs.
2. Additional materials
Additional materials may be required for certain programs, including:
  • program essay
  • art portfolio
  • proof of professional certifications
  • advisement meeting
You are responsible for submitting all required components, which are found on each program's page.

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3. Official test scores
Tests may only be required for certain programs, or if a GPA falls below the minimum requirement.

Official scores must be sent to the Graduate Office. SUNY Oswego’s code is 2543.
4. Official E-Transcripts
SUNY Oswego Division of Graduate Studies prefers to receive e-transcripts. If your college or university provides e-transcripts, you may have them sent directly to our transcript submission email.

If you must submit paper transcripts, be sure to have all official transcripts sent in sealed envelopes directly to the Division of Graduate Studies, 606 Culkin Hall, Oswego, NY 13126.
5. Application fee
For your application to be processed you must pay the $65 non-refundable application fee.
6. Review and admission decisions
After an application has been submitted, the processing time will vary by each program's Admission Committee. Most programs with rolling admission take one month to review an application. Programs with deadlines will only review applications after the deadline date.

Typical delays include the process of receiving recommendation letters, official test scores and official transcripts.

Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an official letter regarding the decision.
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