First-Year Students

You are considered a first-year student if you have never attended college after high school graduation. If you have taken college courses BEFORE high school graduation – regardless of the number of credit hours – you are still considered a first-year student.

Important Dates

Application Type Application Deadline Decision Notification Deposit Due
Early Action November 15 December 15 May 1
Regular Decision
February 1 (priority)
August 1 (final)
January 15 May 1

Apply to the Utica or Albany Campus

1. Submit the SUNY Application or Common Application.


The SUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application.

Fee: $50



The Common Application allows you to apply to over 500 participating schools with one application.

Fee: $50

2. Submit the following documents for a completed application:

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • SAT or ACT scores Optional (College Board School Code: 0755, ACT Code: 2953)*
  • Two to three letters of recommendation (or form allowing for individual comments) from a school-based counselor or teacher.

* SUNY Poly will not require SAT or ACT scores for students applying for fall 2022 enrollment term. Upon application submission, applicants will be asked if they would like their test scores to be considered for admission.

3. Use the undergraduate application status portal to see if there are any additional documents you need to provide to complete your application and to check the status of your application.

Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program

SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine (Upstate) has an Accelerated Scholars Program agreement with SUNY Poly that allows admitted SUNY Poly students seeking a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree to be guaranteed acceptance into Upstate’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program if they satisfy the following eligibility requirements. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process for the Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program.

Students who plan to apply for the Accelerated Scholars Program, must apply by November 1.
A completed application, including all required material must be submitted by November 15.



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Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


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Complete and submit your application to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.