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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.

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.

Recommmendation 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 a written document, an artist portfolio, proof of professional certifications and an 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. Transcripts
Students who have earned a degree from another institution must request an official transcript to be sent to the SUNY Oswego Graduate Office. If you are an Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested internally.  
Division of Graduate Studies
606 Culkin Hall, Oswego, NY 13126
5. Application fee
For your application to be processed you must pay the $50 non-refundable application fee.

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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.
What's next?

To get started, first review the program pages for requirements. On the program page you will find the button to apply to the program of your interest. For information on financial planning and tuition, check out the links below.