Congratulations on your admittance to SUNY Oswego! Feel free to bookmark this page for a reference as you progress toward your Oswego experience. We hope the following links and information will help you finalize plans to join our community!
- Apply for financial aid (www.fafsa.gov)
- Learn more about SUNY Oswego
- Submit your admission deposit
- Activate your Laker NetID (to access email and other online services www.oswego.edu/email)
- Complete your Health History and Immunization form
- Choose your campus housing
- Attend orientation and confirm your classes
- Submit final transcript(s): High School and/or College
- Note: official college transcripts are required for transfer of credit and are recommended to be sent to Oswego before Orientation
We strongly encourage you to visit our campus and meet our students, faculty and staff. We have various campus visit options available, including student-guided tours accompanied by individual appointments or group information sessions. A virtual tour is also available. We look forward to hosting you!
Admission and Housing Deposit
To reserve a place among our incoming class, you must complete the admissions deposit process. You can submit the deposit either online (preferred) or via postal service. The admissions enrollment form which was enclosed within your acceptance packet will provide your User ID and Password needed for the online process. To submit the deposit through the mail, simply return the Admissions Enrollment Form with your deposit in the envelope provided to our Student Accounts office.
To indicate your intent to enroll at SUNY Oswego, you must submit a deposit by May 1 or the date indicated in your acceptance letter (whichever is later). Unless instructed otherwise, if you plan to live on campus, your deposit is $200; if you do not intend to live on campus, your deposit is $100. Additional information concerning billing can be found through Student Accounts and our housing policy online here.
Activate your LakerNet ID
Your SUNY Oswego email account is the official communication method of the college. Most of our communications with you will be through this account such as housing and orientation. Please check your SUNY Oswego email on a frequent and consistent basis after you pay your admission deposit.
We encourage you to consult with our Office of Financial Aid on opportunities for funding support. Last year, 78% of aid applicants received financial assistance through this office. Students who have filed their FAFSA by March 1 will receive priority for campus-based federal funding. You can submit the FAFSA online; SUNY Oswego's FAFSA code is 002848.
After paying your housing deposit, you will receive detailed information on housing selection from the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Learn more about SUNY Oswego's Housing Policy
Transfer and proficiency credit
An evaluation of your transfer credit will be provided upon receipt of your official transcript(s) and your tuition deposit. If you would like an evaluation before you submit your deposit, please let the Office of Admissions know. Credit for Advanced Placement (AP), IB and other proficiency credit is awarded following receipt of your official AP, IB or CLEP transcript.
Students taking college credits while in high school must submit an official college transcript for transfer of credit. We recommend having your transcripts received by the Admissions Office before Orientation.
As soon as they are available, please make sure you forward your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions, 229 Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126. This is particularly important for students who submitted records via the SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) process. Final transcripts must come directly from the school, include a date of graduation and type of degree earned.
After you submit your deposit, you must complete our Health History and Immunization form, which must be completed by you and your health care provider and returned to the Mary Walker Health Center before you may register for an orientation session.
We've received rave reviews for our First Choice program for first-year students. This option offers incoming first-year students a variety of programs to support successful transition to college.
Another way we make our newest students feel welcome is through our Summer Orientation program, which includes both an orientation to campus and an opportunity to confirm your schedule for the fall semester. The Orientation Office offers several separate campus programs for first-year students during the summer and programs for transfer students in April, June, July and August. All first-year programs include an overnight stay; transfer students will have both overnight and one-day programs available.
Still have questions? Are there interests or issues not covered here? Try the undergraduate admissions link or one of the following:
Academic majors and minors
International opportunities through SUNY Oswego
Military Student Services
If you need further details on any topic, please do not hesitate to email us or call the Office of Admissions at 315.312.2250.