International Students

Graduate Application Deadline: Fall Admission: July 1* | Spring Admission: January 1

*PhD applicants for fall admission are encouraged to apply by February 1 for funding opportunities.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials have been received by the deadline.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the application deadlines.

Steps for Applying for Graduate Study

Step 1: Select a Graduate Program

View list of Graduate Programs 

If you are unsure of the program, please contact the International Graduate Admissions Office at: international@sunypoly.edu or 315-792-7219 to talk with a staff member about program options. (Note: Nanoscale Science and Nanoscale Engineering are offered on the Albany campus only-contact 518-956-7017 with questions.)

Step 2: Review the Admission Criteria and List of Required Materials for Your Program
Each graduate program requires specific supplemental materials.
View these materials along with the admissions criteria by program

Step 3: Apply for Admission & Pay the Application Fee

SUNY Poly reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the application deadline.

The $60 application fee is not waived.

Step 4: Assemble and Submit Your Supplemental Materials
Depending on the program that you're applying to, you will need to submit one or more of the following materials:

  • Official college transcripts (all programs)
  • Resume
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo score report)
  • FSA-4 Financial Form
  • Bank Statements
  • GRE score report (Computer Science and, Network & Computer Security; optional for Nanoscale Science/Engineering)
  • Statement of Purpose (Nanoscale Science/Engineering and Nanobioscience)
  • A letter of reference (Computer Science and, Network & Computer Security); Three letter of references (Nanoscale Science/Engineering)

Step 5: Track the Status of your Application
Upon receipt of your application and fee, International Graduate Admissions will notify you via email of the required supplemental materials for the program you have applied to. Online status checks are NOT available at this time (Please DO NOT log back into your application for this reason). To check the status of your application at any time throughout the process, please call International Graduate admissions at 315-792-7219, or email your inquiry to international@sunypoly.edu and we will promptly follow-up. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials have been received by the deadline.

You are considered a transfer student if you completed any college credit after high school graduation.

Apply to the Utica or Albany Campus:

1. Apply online by submitting the SUNY Application. The fee is $50*. The SUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application.

*The $50 application fee is waived for students graduating with an associate degree from a SUNY or CUNY college.

2. Submit the following documents to the International Admissions Office at international@sunypoly.edu:

  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Copy of your passport biography page
  • High school transcript*

* All transfer students, per NY State mandate, must submit a high school transcript to the Admissions Office as part of the review process. However, this transcript will only be used as an evaluative tool in the review process if you have completed 30 or fewer college credit hours at the time of application; otherwise, decisions are made solely on the basis of your college record.

Upon receipt of the above materials, your application will be reviewed and an admissions decision will be rendered.

After you have been accepted for admission, submit the following documents to international@sunypoly.edu:

  1. A Bank Statement showing proof of at least $34,298.30
  2. SUNY International Student Financial Statement (FSA4)

Your I20 will be issued following the review and approval of your financial documents.

Questions? Contact International Admissions & Student Services at international@sunypoly.edu

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.

Apply to the Utica or Albany Campus:

1. Submit the SUNY Application or Common Application.

SUNY APPLICATION

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

Fee: $50

 

 

OR

COMMON APPLICATION

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

Fee: $50

2. Submit the following documents to the International Admissions Office at international@sunypoly.edu:

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Copy of your poassport biography page
  • Two letters of recommendation (frome a teacher and/or counselor)
  • SUNY Supplemental Application (PDF) - if applying through the SUNY Application

3. Submit one of the following official score reports: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT.
    SUNY Poly’s school codes are: TOEFL 2896, SAT 0755, ACT 2953.

Upon receipt of the above materials, your application will be reviewed and an admissions decision will be rendered.

After you have been accepted for admission, submit the following documents to international@sunypoly.edu:

  1. A Bank Statement showing proof of at least $34,298.30
  2. SUNY International Student Financial Statement (FSA4)

Your I20 will be issued following the review and approval of your financial documents.

Questions? Contact International Admissions & Student Services at international@sunypoly.edu

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