Undergraduate Admissions - First-Year Information


Generally, first-year applicants should carry at least a B/B+ average in a college-preparatory program. Admission is based on high school average, SAT or ACT scores, strength of coursework and other relevant supplemental information. All applicants are reviewed on an individual basis.

SAT score in the 1100-1290 range

ACT score in the 23-27 range

Average GPA in the 85-92 range (middle 50% of admitted students is an 88-94)

Application Process

Early Action

To apply early action, an online application must be submitted via SUNY Application or Common Application:

  • Apply on or before November 15
  • Applications must be complete by December 1
  • Admissions decision will be mailed out December 15


To apply regular decision, an online application must be submitted via SUNY Application or Common Application:

  • We encourage you to apply for fall semester admissions by February 1
  • Notification of admissions decisions begin after January 15
  • All applicants should submit a supplemental application

Other Considerations

Homeschooled students: Students who have been home-schooled will need to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), as well as documented proof of successful completion of the home-school curriculum, local school district records, and in some cases a GED. Students must also submit any other information required by the SUNY Poly Office of Admissions.

Special talent admission: Some students acquire excellence outside their formal academic experience, SUNY Poly admits a percentage of the first-year class on the promise demonstrated by means other than traditional academic criteria. For admission under this supplementary category, you must demonstrate outstanding capabilities in one of the following categories: leadership, specialization in an academic area, creative expression and performing arts or athletic ability; or applicant should be considered because of altered-career orientation and/or unusual circumstances interfering with past performance. Information regarding special talent and/or circumstances should be presented to the Special Talent Committee through the supplemental portion of The Common Application or SUNY Supplement to the Application.

Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a rolling basis or until the class is full.

Scholarship Consideration

Is based on academic achievement as well as the required supplemental information including the applicant's essay, letters of reference and extracurricular activities. Available scholarship funds are limited and distributed among a competitive applicant pool based on acceptance date. Scholarship opportunities may not be available for students applying after February 1.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

(Available for New York residents only) This program is designed for students who need special academic assistance as well as financial aid. SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for mastering college-level work, but who may otherwise not be admitted. Offered only to full-time students who are New York State residents, EOP accepts students who qualify, academically and financially, for the program. NOTE: You cannot apply for both EOP and Early Action.


To be eligible for admission to EOP, you must be:

  • A New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment
  • Ineligible for admission under traditional standards, but demonstrate potential for completing a college program
  • In need of financial assistance within established income guidelines see www.suny.edu/Student/academic_eop.cfm

In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. If in the year prior to enrollment your family income falls below EOP guidelines due to unemployment, separation, divorce or death of a parent, etc., you may still not qualify for EOP if you are not from a historically disadvantaged background.

Important Dates

Application Type Application Deadline Acceptance Notification Deposit Due
Early Action Nov. 15 Dec. 15 May 1
Regular Decision
Feb. 1 (priority) Jan. 15* May 1**
Regular Decision
Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1**

*Continues on a rolling basis

**Or date stated in acceptance packet, whichever is later



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