First-Year Students apply

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 by January 15 to receive the fullest possible consideration for merit scholarships.

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Step 1. Apply online

Choose just one option to apply to SUNY Oswego. Both applications require a non-refundable $50 fee, and a teacher/counselor evaluation. If submitting the SUNY application we also require applicants to fill out the SUNY Supplemental Application. 

Step 2. Submit transcripts

Submit your official high school transcripts.

Step 3. Report ACT and/or SAT scores

SUNY Oswego will render admission decisions using self-reported ACT or SAT scores. Students may self-report via the CommonApp or the SUNY Supplement (if you applied using the SUNY Application). Scores sent directly to Oswego on an official high school transcript, or via the College Board or ACT are considered official. Note that official scores will be required of students who enroll, and must match self-reported scores. Discrepancies can lead to revocation of admission and/or scholarship. 

Oswego codes:
ACT code: 2942
SAT code: 2543

Step 4. Submit a recommendation

Submit a recommendation or a form allowing for individual comments from a school counselor, teacher, coach, or work-or volunteer-based supervisor.

Step 5: Check application status

Once your application is received by SUNY Oswego, you will receive an email and mailing 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 type Application deadline Acceptance notification Deposit due
Early Action Nov. 15 Dec. 15 May 1
Regular Decision: Fall Jan. 15 (priority) January* May 1**
Regular Decision: Spring Oct. 15 (priority) November* Dec. 1**


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