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As a transfer student, I would highly encourage other transfer students to look at Oswego State. They have provided me a smooth transition, they have an incredible amount of helpful and knowledgeable staff, and many academic and extra-curricular programs that will always keep you busy and growing.

SUNY Oswego Admission Promise Program (APP)

SUNY Oswego is proud of its relationship with SUNY community colleges and has developed a program to guarantee admission as a transfer student. Selected students will be offered an opportunity to participate in the Admission Promise Program (APP). Through this program, students may enroll in a community college with the goal of having a spot reserved at SUNY Oswego as a transfer student. Participating students will be conditionally admitted to Oswego through APP provided they complete the following steps:

Expectations and process

Position synopsis

Oswego Admissions Representatives (OAR's) will function as professionals in support of the college admissions and enrollment efforts. The primary purpose of this voluntary position is to increase personal contact with prospective students by a variety of means, such as leading campus tours.

Selection process

Please be aware that although the OAR program is voluntary, it is a very prestigious and selective program. An interview will be required for all applicants, and if accepted, further training and an evaluation will follow.

Kylik Williams

What is your favorite place to hang out on campus?

I enjoy hanging out in Lakeside Dining Hall. Why? Because I enjoy eating while socializing with a group of friends. Also, the view of Lake Ontario is always pretty impressive. They also have Late Night from 8:30pm -11:00pm which is great because I get extremely hungry later in the evening, and I love a midnight snack!

Tori Kammer

 What is your favorite club/organization at SUNY Oswego, and why?

My favorite organization at SUNY Oswego is Del Sarte Dance Club. Del Sarte is a judgement-free dance club that incorporates all styles of dance at various levels. We perform two recitals a year that are choreographed and run completely by students. Through Del Sarte I have learned new styles of dance, improved on basic technique, made many great friends and have been give numerous leadership opportunities. I am so grateful to be able to continue my passion for dance at Oswego.

Katie Knopp

What is your favorite Oswego tradition?

My favorite Oswego tradition is the White Out Weekend during hockey season where Oswego plays our rival, Plattsburg. It is such a fun, long running tradition that truly brings out everyone’s Oswego pride, bringing our campus together as we cheer on our fellow Laker hockey players to victory!

Danielle Benincasa

What led you to choose your major? Have you ever switched your major?

The reason I chose Graphic Design is because I have always had a love for art. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with it at first but I had a great support system that helped me figure out early on in High School. I also visited the Graphic Design Department at Oswego my senior year of High School and fell in love with the program. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I came in as a freshman as a Graphic Design major and have not changed it sense.

Charles Christ

What internships have you had & what have you learned from it?

James Boise

What's the most valuable lesson/skill you've learned at SUNY Oswego?

The most valuable lesson I have learned here at SUNY Oswego is to take advantage of any possible opportunity that interests you. Your time here is very limited, and it can be over before you know it. There are so many amenities offered by this university, and there is bound to be something that interests you. If you become a SUNY Oswego student, congratulations, you chose to invest in yourself by coming here. Make the most of it!

Margarita Katsaitis

What led you to choose your major? Have you ever switched your major?

I am a double major in Human Development and Public Justice. I want to be a lawyer and also utilize my Human Development degree to work in the mental health field. Being able to take classes that would be applicable to both majors was a huge plus for me. I chose to double major, and have not switched my major, because I have known what I wanted to do since freshman year.

Samantha Lesser

What is your favorite place to eat at SUNY Oswego, and why?

I would have to say that my favorite place to eat at SUNY Oswego is Fusion Cafe. It is the best place to get bagels on campus. Being so far from Brooklyn where we have the best bagels I would say that Fusion is where I feel closest to home when it comes to enjoying my favorite breakfast. You can always catch me there getting a great bagel while running to class!

Veronica Singh

What is the most memorable event you've attended at SUNY Oswego and why?

The Torchlight ceremony was the most memorable event I’ve attended at SUNY Oswego. The lights, speeches and everyone coming together in that one moment, was absolutely magical. It instilled in me a motivation and zeal to breeze through the coming semester. 

Maddy Kaleta

What is your favorite club/organization at SUNY Oswego, and why?

My favorite club on campus is the equestrian team! It's a really unique club sport that's not only fun but also a great break from school work. I've met so many people that I wouldn't have met otherwise and have made memories of a life time!

Peter Mancarella

What is your favorite place to eat at SUNY Oswego and why?

My favorite place to eat is at Crossroads Cafe & Grill in Marano Campus Center. Their breakfast sandwiches are amazing and I love their fries. 

Patrick Caracci

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

When I was visiting colleges, I was unsure about what I wanted to major in, and it was reassuring when I saw that Oswego focuses on so many different programs equally instead of shining the spotlight on just one. Being able to learn and live in new facilities was also a key incentive when choosing SUNY Oswego. Additionally, seeing all the renovations that were going on around campus helped sway my decision.

Stephanie Cook

What internships have you had & what have you learned from it?

This past summer I had an internship at the Benjamin Franklin House in London, UK. The internship allowed me to experience the workplace with a different culture by giving me the opportunity to work with the people of Great Britain and communicate with tourists from all over the world. The most important things I've learned through working internationally are that diversity is the key to success and that going outside of your comfort zone may be scary, but it's absolutely worth it!

Jordan DeLucia

What is your most proud accomplishment at SUNY Oswego?

Felecia Lesser

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

Krystal Cole

Who is your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professors on campus are the ones that make what we're learning about engaging and relatable. I learn the most from professors that are not only experienced in their field, but will take the time to fully answer your questions inside, and outside of class. I have had so many good experiences with the professors in various departments on campus, that I can't choose just one favorite!

Nathan DeSantis

Who is your favorite professor at SUNY Oswego, and why?

Ryan North

Why did you choose SUNY Oswego?

Meredith Golden

What is your favorite winter activity?

Makenna Gagnier

What is your favorite winter activity?

Hockey games! They are a great way for our entire campus to come together and support our student athletes! The White Out games are my favorite because all the students are so passionate and excited for the games against our rivals!

Peter Phillips

What is your favorite residence hall?

My favorite residence hall on campus is Oneida Hall because it has a lot of different things to offer to the residents including easy access to Littlepage dining hall, Glimmerglass gym, and a computer lab. It is very convenient having all these facilities accessible from the hall because it allows the students to avoid going outside in the winter to use these facilities and provides quick and easy access for them.

Cloey Olkowski

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is to go to the different student organization/campus run events like ALANA’s annual fashion show, SCMA Week, OZ Talks, Two and a Half’s short plays...the list is endless. I just really enjoy all the effort that everyone on campus puts in to assemble and host such great programs for the whole campus to enjoy. 

Emily Fisher

What is your favorite residence hall?

Jill Casey

What is your most proud accomplishment at SUNY Oswego?

Camila Arredondo

What is the most memorable event you've attended at SUNY Oswego, and why?

The most memorable event I've attended since I've been here was the torchlight ceremony from my first year. It was amazing seeing all of my peers together in the same room, sharing such a momentous moment. I'll probably never forget that ceremony.

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson

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315.312.2250
kate.anderson@oswego.edu

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Jimmy D.

What activities are you involved with at Oswego?   
I am starting my third year of swimming for the college's swimming and diving team, with plans on having another successful season with the team. I also work in the college's admissions office.      

Why did you choose Oswego?     
I chose to apply to SUNY Oswego because of how their education program is very good, and also how I've grown up here. When I came for a tour of the campus it just felt like it was the right decision, in my gut, to go to college here.        

Robert Casper

Robert Casper

Admissions Assistant
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
robert.casper@oswego.edu

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Transportation options to and from SUNY Oswego

By Plane:

Regularly scheduled commercial airline service is available at the Syracuse International airport, which is the closest major airport to campus. The following airlines provide daily nonstop** flights from the NYC/NJ area directly to the Syracuse airport (SYR):

Delta from LGA: 9:15 AM, 1:12 PM, 5:19 PM, and 9:59 PM

Delta from JFK: 9:41 AM, 3 PM, and 9:30 PM

Jetblue from JFK: 9:51 AM, 12:51 AM, 4:38 PM and 10:45 PM

United from EWR (Newark International): 9:15 AM, 9:55 AM, 12:55 PM, 2:55 PM, and 3:49 PM

Ray Breton

Graduate Assistant
Contact
229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
admiss@oswego.edu

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Deb Race

Secretary
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
deborah.race@oswego.edu

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Karen Gallagher

Karen Gallagher

Secretary
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315.312.2250
karen.gallagher@oswego.edu

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Jackie Pistorius

Jacquelyn Pistorius

Secretary
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
jacquelyn.pistorius@oswego.edu

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Janice Coniski

Janice Coniski

Secretary
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
janice.coniski@oswego.edu

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Melody Scott

Melody Scott

Secretary
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315.312.2250
melody.scott@oswego.edu

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Kori Ayres

Regional Admissions Counselor
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315.312.2250
kori.ayres@oswego.edu

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Raymond Morris

Regional Admissions Counselor
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315.312.2250
raymond.morris@oswego.edu

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Audrey Clark

Audrey Clarke

Admissions Counselor
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315.312.2250
audrey.clarke@oswego.edu

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Michael Abrams

Graduate Assistant
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
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Nicole Damboise

Graduate Assistant
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
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Jordan Perry

Jordan Perry

Admissions Counselor
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
jordan.perry@oswego.edu

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Sandra Montalvo

Start Now Coordinator
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
Sandra.montalvo@oswego.edu

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Emmanuel Cruz

Emmanuel Cruz

Assistant Director
Contact
315.532.7539
Emmanuel.Cruz@oswego.edu

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Liz Bridges

Elizabeth Bridges

Assistant Director
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
liz.bridges@oswego.edu

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Karen Archibee

Karen Archibee

Sr. Admissions Counselor
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
karen.archibee@oswego.edu

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Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Admissions Assistant
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
jennifer.carter@oswego.edu

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Daniel Griffin

Daniel Griffin

Director of Admissions
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
daniel.griffin@oswego.edu

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Craig Green

Craig Green

Assistant Director
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315.312.2250
craig.green@oswego.edu

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Bre Smith

Breanna Griswold

Admissions Counselor
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315.312.2250
breanna.griswold@oswego.edu

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Allison Macey

Allison Macey

Admissions Counselor
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
allison.macey@oswego.edu

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Jerome Oberst

Jerry Oberst

Sr. Associate Director
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315.312.2250
jerome.oberst@oswego.edu

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Luke Nadzadi

Luke Nadzadi

Sr. Assistant Director
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229 Sheldon Hall
315.312.2250
luke.nadzadi@oswego.edu

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Transfer admissions

Whether you're coming from a community college, other four-year institution or schooling abroad, we hope to provide maximum value for previously earned credits with minimum hassles, thanks to our excellent advising and other support services.

If you have earned at least 12 credit hours at another college or university, following graduation from high school, we consider you a transfer student.

Freshman apply

Two application options — Early Action and Regular Decision

Early Action is a non-binding application option that allows students with a strong interest in attending Oswego to learn their admission status before the Regular Decision round. To apply Early Action indicate where asked on the SUNY and Common application and submit your materials by November 15.

If you apply Regular Decision, we encourage  applying by January 15th to receive the fullest possible consideration for merit scholarships.

Admitted Student Days bus trip from Long Island

Date: Saturday, March 24th

Please note this bus is now full.  Please consider our other Bus Trip options if you have not already registered.

Nassau Community College Departure-5:00 am Parking and pick-up at West Lot 5, right next to the Office of Public Safety. (The Omni Building is directly across from the entrance to West Lot 5.)

Please note the West Point Tours bus will arrive at 4:45 am to begin loading.

Overnight Bus Trip from NYC

SUNY Oswego will be offering the chance for admitted students from New York City to spend a night on campus and experience what life is like on the lake! This trip is for admitted students only, no parent or guardian may attend. A charter bus will depart from the New York City Public Library (next to Bryant Park on 5th ave) Sunday, April 8th at 9 AM and return to the city on Monday, April 9th at approximately 5 PM. The cost per person is $38 (non-refundable) and covers your transportation and meals on campus.

Start Now

Start Now is a unique program for students graduating from a high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City. It allows for a seamless transition, with a guarantee that credits will transfer. Students choose between SUNY Jefferson Community College (JCC) and SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC), where they spend at least their first year, before transferring to SUNY Oswego. Program participation is by invitation.

Transfer merit scholarship

Transfer students should complete the application for admission as early as possible for the following term. No additional scholarship forms are required. Admission applications received by Jan. 15 receive priority for scholarship consideration. Over one-third of the entering class received merit-based scholarship money.

Transfer Awards include:

  • $2,000 Achievement/ Merit Scholarships ($1,000 annually for up to two years)

Shadow Days

Admitted Student day on campus

Register now!

Congratulations on being admitted to SUNY Oswego!

Before you make your final college decision, it's important to consider all aspects of your college experience- from academics to residential life.

Visit SUNY Oswego

Register now or click on an event type below to learn more.

The best way to learn about SUNY Oswego is to visit. We offer several visit options to take a student-guided campus tour, speak with an admissions counselor and to get a feel for campus life. Reservations are necessary for all programs, you can register online, or by calling 315.312.2250 during business hours.

Fall 2018 highlights include:    

Application status checker

Two weeks after your application is processed, you can log into the online admission status tool to see whether there are any additional items we need to complete your application. Note:  Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it may take up to two weeks before submitted items are marked as received.

This convenient and secure online site allows you to obtain an update anytime regarding required and received materials for your undergraduate SUNY Oswego application.

Admissions application forms

In addition to the application for admission (SUNY or Common Application) students are sometimes asked to submit additional forms as noted below. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 315.312.2250 or admiss@oswego.edu if you have questions regarding which forms are required for your application.  Please only submit the forms requested by the Office of Admissions. 

Check your application status online at: oswego.edu/appstatus

Oswego Phone a thon

Register Now for the 34th annual calling program

Call admitted students to help promote your program

Articulation agreements

SUNY Oswego partners with many colleges to ensure that Transfer students have a successful and seamless transition to Oswego. We have collaborated with schools to build Dual Enrollment Agreements, General Agreements, and specific Program to Program agreements. We also comply with SUNY's Seamless Transfer Policy allowing SUNY Transfer students benefits in admissions, transfer credit, common foundation, transfer paths, and articulation agreements.

Educational Opportunity Program

To be considered for the Educational Opportunity Program contact the Admissions Office.

Educational Opportunity Program

Available to:

  • Undergraduates who have been accepted for admission as EOP students. (See the EOP section in your SUNY admissions application guidebook.) 

Amount:

  • Dependent upon need and funding available. 

Disbursement:

Bus trip

Visiting our beautiful campus is the best way to know if SUNY Oswego is the right college for you. Our spring Admitted Student Days are the best options to learn all there is to know about SUNY Oswego. During an Admitted Student Day, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and college staff from various departments and organizations. 

School counselors

SUNY Oswego is a place of thriving intellectual life and exciting academic pursuits that enrich those who join us in this community.  Our community is a residential learning environment filled with new challenges, friendships, and opportunities.  We offer a highly evolved and integrated curriculm of liberal arts based programs that help students develop successful careers and meaningful lives. 

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Oswego Guarantee

SUNY Oswego continues to rate among the best colleges in the country for excellence and educational value. Our college consists of diverse, accomplished and caring faculty and staff; over 60 baccalaureate degree programs; an effective career planning and placement center; and a stimulating residential community. We're proud to have you as a student and future graduate of our college. The Oswego Guarantee is our partnership with you on your journey through college. We want you to earn your bachelor's degree at Oswego and are committed to working together with you toward achieving this goal.

OAR Tour Guide

The Oswego Admissions Representative program is a prestigious opportunity to present SUNY Oswego to prospective students and their families. If you have an outgoing personality and would like to represent your school, this is the perfect way to get started! Your tour could be the reason that a student decides to attend SUNY Oswego. To get started please fill out a short application about yourself.

Merit scholarships

Freshman and transfer students should complete the application for admission as early as possible for the following fall term. No additional scholarship forms are required. Over one-third of the entering class received merit-based scholarship money.  Freshman and transfer merit awards are applicable to living expenses, college fees, books and supplies.

Nontraditional students

Nontraditional students frequently have different needs than traditional students.  Perhaps you are a veteran transitioning to academic life or maybe you are a working parent with a busy schedule, SUNY Oswego offers services & programs designed for you.  The below services and programs are just a few of the ways SUNY Oswego works to ensure students at any stage of life can pursue higher education.  If you need more information or would like to speak to a nontraditional student academic advisor contact the Division of Extended Learning.

Transfer FAQ

We understand you may have many questions about the process of transferring to Oswego. Below you will find answers to common questions. You can also check our Admissions FAQ. You could also contact our transfer coordinator, Corie Kohlbach, by email or by phone at 315.312.3638.