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SUNY Oswego offers outstanding academic programs, excellent research and internship opportunities, and a high-energy campus atmosphere that will jump-start your career.

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 as early as possible to receive the fullest possible consideration for merit scholarships.

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Step 1. Apply online

Choose just one option to apply to Oswego. Both applications require a non-refundable $50 fee, and a teacher/counselor evaluation. The SUNY application requires applicants to fill out the SUNY supplement that includes a 250-word essay, the Common Application also requires a 250-word personal essay. 

Step 2. Submit transcripts

Submit your official high school transcripts, typically through your guidance counselor or advisor.

Step 3. Submit a recommendation

Submit a recommendation or a form allowing for individual comments from a school-based counselor or teacher.

Step 4. Send in ACT or SAT scores

Request to have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to Oswego from your high school, College Board or ACT. 

Oswego codes:
ACT code: 2942
SAT code: 2543

Step 5: Check application status

Once your application is received by SUNY Oswego, you will receive an email containing a user ID and PIN to access the application status checker to see what information we've received and what is still needed. Learn more

Important Dates

Application typeApplication deadlineAcceptance notificationDeposit due
Early ActionNov. 15Dec. 15May 1
Regular Decision: FallJan. 15January*May 1**
Regular Decision: SpringOct. 15November*Dec. 1


* Continues on a rolling basis
** Or date stated in acceptance packet, whichever is later