Accepted Students - Utica

Steps for Enrollment

Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Polytechnic Institute! Use this page to guide you through the steps to becoming an enrolled student.

If you are an international student, please refer to the International Admissions Accepted Student page

Step 1:  Reserve Your Seat by Paying the $150 Tuition Deposit 

Refer to your acceptance letter for your enrollment confirmation deadline and pay your tuition deposit by this date. 

Note: The tuition deposit is waived for U.S. Veterans 

Pay online at

  • Sign-in or create an account
  • Click on “Make a Payment”
  • Enter $150 for the “Admissions Tuition Deposit - Graduate” 

Step 2: Submit the Graduate Enrollment Confirmation Form 

After paying your tuition deposit, submit the online Graduate Enrollment Conformation Form:

Step 3: Activate and Begin Using your Campus Computer & E-mail Accounts 

Upon receipt of your tuition deposit and Graduate Enrollment Confirmation Form, your computer and e-mail account activation information will be sent to you via e-mail.

Step 4:  Apply for Financial Aid (includes student loans) 

Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the web at SUNY Poly's federal code is: 011678.

Step 5:  Submit Required Health Documentation (if applicable; online students are exempt from this requirement) 

Complete the required health forms and return them to the Wellness Center by January 1 for a spring start and August 1 for a fall start. Forms are available online: Failure to return the forms may result in the loss of your course registration. (All nursing students regardless of an online program or credit hours are required to submit health documentation.) 

Step 6:  Complete SUNY Poly Essentials Online Orientation

SUNY Poly Essentials is a mandatory online orientation program that must be completed prior to registering for classes. The orientation provides information on student services, college policies, academic advisement, course selection guidelines, and more. Confirmed students will receive access to Essentials via their campus e-mail account. 

Step 7:  Register for Classes 

Upon completion of Essentials and submission of the Essentials Completion Survey, log into Banner (our student record system) and get registered. 

Step 8:  Review & Pay Your Bill Online 

SUNY Poly does not mail paper billing statements. After you’ve registered, a message will be sent to your campus e-mail account directing you to log into Banner to view your bill, confirm your charges, and make payment. Failure to pay your bill by the due date may result in a loss of your course registration. 

Step 9:  Submit the Required Health Documentation (if applicable)

All nursing students and all other full-time graduate students enrolling in on-campus programs are required to comply with mandatory health requirements which include providing proof of immunizations and a physical exam. Complete the required health forms (at the link below) and return them to the Wellness Center by August 1 for fall enrollment, and January 1 for spring enrollment. Failure to return the required forms may results in a loss of your course registration. Online students (non-nursing) are exempt from this requirement. Wellness Center forms

Step 10:  Submit Final, Official Transcripts 

To formally matriculate, you must submit final, official transcripts from colleges previously attended with your degrees posted on them. Your financial aid will not be released until these are received.


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