Congratulations on your admission to the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute! This is an exciting time in your life, and we’re delighted to welcome you to the academic community on our Utica, NY campus. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we extend our best wishes for a challenging and rewarding educational experience at SUNY Poly.
Pre-Arrival Enrollment Steps
Refer to your acceptance letter for your tuition deposit amount and make payment by the deadline date indicated in the letter.
For SPRING admission, a refund of the tuition deposit will be granted upon written request within 30 days of the date of deposit (or later with proof of a visa denial only).
For FALL admission, a refund of the tuition deposit will be granted upon written request until May 1 (or later with proof of a visa denial only). For students accepted after April 1, a refund of the tuition deposit will be granted upon written request within 30 days of the date of deposit (or later with proof of a visa denial only).
The deposit is not transferable to another semester.
Pay online: Sign-in or create a new account | Click on “Make a payment” | Enter the amount indicated on your acceptance letter for the “Admissions Tuition Deposit-Graduate”
After paying your tuition deposit, submit the online confirmation form.
Your SITNet ID gives you access to the following important resources: Banner (our student record and course registration system), Blackboard (our Learning Management System which supports online learning), Degree Works (our degree audit system), and library services. Use our online SITNet ID Activation Instructions to get your account created and it will be ready to use within one hour of activation. DO NOT use the SITNet ID activation if you have previously been set up with a SITNet ID. You will continue to use the same SITNet ID.
SUNY Poly email is the college’s official channel of communication with you. We use Outlook/Office 365 as our email platform. Examples of what you will receive via email include semester billing statements, messages from professors, broadcast announcements, etc. Email can be accessed by going to sunypoly.edu and clicking on Email/Intranet link, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Follow these instructions for signing into SUNY Poly email for the first time.
Please note: COVID vaccination will no longer be mandatory for attendance. Beginning Summer 2023, all SUNY Poly students with an on-campus presence are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to SUNY’s guidance. Complete the required medical documentation/forms (which include providing proof of immunizations and a physical exam) and upload them to the Wildcat Wellness Student Portal by August 1 for fall enrollment and January 1 for spring enrollment. Failure to return the required forms may result in a loss of your course registration. Learn more here.
Questions? Contact the Wellness Center at 315-792-7172 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students have the option of living on or off-campus. If you choose to live off-campus it is your responsibility to secure your housing. Visit Residential Life to explore on-campus housing and dining options.
Once you have paid your tuition deposit you will be advance registered for 9 credit hours of coursework. You will be notified via e-mail when the registration has been processed so you can log into your Banner student record account to view it. Should you wish to increase from 9 to 12 credits, please notify us as this will impact your billing statement.
Billing notification for the semester will be sent to your campus e-mail address when it is available. You will be directed 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 the loss of your course registration. Payment for the semester is expected prior to your arrival, so it is important that you begin to think now about your options for settling your bill.
Your options for paying your bill include:
- Credit Card – Log into the secure area of Banner Web Self Service, click on “Student Services and Financial Aid” located right above the Search box. Click on “Student Records”, click on “E-Billing and Payments”, select appropriate term, make full payment, or enroll in the payment plan.
- TransferMate Global Payments – This option allows international students to pay by bank transfer right from their home country.
- Money Order or Check (Demand Draft) – You can mail in a money order or check (demand draft) from your home country, payable to "SUNY Polytechnic Institute".
Our mailing address is:
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Office of International Admissions
100 Seymour Rd
Utica, NY 13502, USA
IMPORTANT: We cannot provide SUNY Poly’s banking information such as our routing number or swift code for wire transfer or telegraphic transfer purposes. You must use one of the options detailed above to make payment.
Submit our International Student Arrival Form to notify us of your travel plans. You must arrive to the US in time for the start of our International Orientation program which begins a week prior to the start of the semester. Details to follow.
Post-Arrival Enrollment Steps
International students are required to participate in a mandatory orientation program the week before classes begin. This includes placement events for those students who have received a graduate assistantship offer. Details regarding orientation week will follow.
Reach out to the Wellness Center at email@example.com to confirm that all of your forms have been submitted and that you are compliant with the health requirements so that you don’t lose your course registration.
If you currently have coursework in progress, bring your final marksheets/transcripts and your provisional/final certificate of degree with you to the US. The International Admissions Office must receive the official documents or attested copies upon your arrival.
Undergraduate and Graduate programs