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Ready to become a SUNY Ulster student? Everything you need to know and do is outlined in these 3 easy steps.

What Type Of Student Will You Be?

A first year student is one who is attending college for the first time and who has one of the following:

  • a high school diploma;
  • a completed Individual Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) in conjunction with your local school district
  • a high school equivalency diploma - GED or TASC

Steps toward Enrollment

  1. Fill out an admissions application online or print this application out and mail it to Admissions Office at the address listed on the application.
  2. Submit Official High School Transcripts
    • Official in-progress senior year transcript for those applying prior to high school graduation
    • Official final high school transcript upon successful high school graduation indicating graduation date and diploma type. If your high school graduation was over ten years ago, you have the option of bringing in your original high school diploma for us to copy.
      • GED or TASC applicants have the option of bringing in their original high school equivalency diploma and/or test scores for us to copy.
      • If you were home schooled in New York State through your local school district, submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
    • Submit Alternate Modes for Earning Credit at SUNY Ulster
      • Official scores from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
      • Official scores from College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) Exams
      • College coursework taken in high school through other colleges & universities other than SUNY Ulster.
      All transcripts should be mailed to:

SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center,
    491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

If you’ve taken any college coursework after graduating from high school, attaining your GED or TASC, or successfully completing an Individual Home Instruction Plan (IHIP), you are considered a transfer student.

Steps toward Enrollment

  1. Fill out an admissions application online or print this application out and mail it to Admissions Office at the address listed on the application.
  2. Submit Official High School Transcripts.
    • Official final high school transcript upon successful high school graduation indicating graduation date and diploma type. If your high school graduation was over ten years ago, you have the option of bringing in your original high school diploma for us to copy.
    • GED or TASC applicants have the option of bringing in their original high school equivalency diploma and/or test scores for us to copy.
    • If you were home schooled in New York State through your local school district, submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
  1. Submit official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended.
  2. Submit Alternate Modes for Earning Credit at SUNY Ulster.
    • Official scores from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
    • Official scores from College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) Exams
    • College coursework taken in high school through other colleges & universities other than SUNY Ulster.
All transcripts should be mailed to:
SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center,
491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

If you have completed at least one semester at SUNY Ulster and have been out of school for one or more semesters, or you completed a degree at SUNY Ulster and want to re-enroll, you are a returning student.

Steps toward Enrollment

  1. Fill out an admissions application online or print this application out and mail it to Admissions Office at the address listed on the application.
  2. Submit Official High School Transcripts.
    • Official final high school transcript upon successful high school graduation indicating graduation date and diploma type. If your high school graduation was over ten years ago, you have the option of bringing in your original high school diploma for us to copy.
    • GED or TASC applicants have the option of bringing in their original high school equivalency diploma and/or test scores for us to copy.
    • If you were home schooled in New York State through your local school district, submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
  1. Submit official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended.
  2. Submit Alternate Modes for Earning Credit at SUNY Ulster
    • Official scores from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
    • Official scores from College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) Exams
    • College coursework taken in high school through other colleges & universities other than SUNY Ulster.
All transcripts should be mailed to:
SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center,
491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

SUNY Ulster has a growing array of programs that can be completed completely online. Using Blackboard as our online learning network, students participate in a combination of self-study and peer-to-peer interaction to complete assignments, readings, discussions and group work, in addition to taking exams and other activities to meet program learning outcomes.

To apply, determine if you are a new, transfer, or returning student and follow those admissions steps.

You can learn more about online learning here.

SUNY Ulster is proud to serve the needs of veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families. We value the dedication of servicemen and women to our country and are honored that you are considering SUNY Ulster as you review your options for higher education.

To apply, determine if you are a new, transfer, or returning student and follow those admissions steps.

We have a military representative on campus who is available to help you understand and access your military benefits: Frank Reggero at 845-688-6003

SUNY Ulster welcomes applications from home-schooled students. We believe our student-centered environment with small classes, dedicated faculty and lots of personal attention to be a good fit for you.

Steps toward Enrollment

  1. Fill out an admissions application online or print this application out and mail it to Admissions Office at the address listed on the application.
    • submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
  2. Submit one of the following:
    • Have a passing score on the the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) high school equivalency test. (Only students who have reached the maximum compulsory age of school attendance are eligible to take this test.)
    • Submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
    • Provide a letter from the superintendent of the school district in which you reside, attesting to your completion of home instruction that meets the requirements of Section 100.10 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education (or equivalent for students who reside outside of New York Stat

All transcripts should be mailed to:
SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center,
491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

We welcome students from around the world and celebrate the unique insights each applicant brings to our campus community. International students who are here on an F-1 student visa must pay the out-of-state tuition for the entire time it takes to complete their program of study.

Steps toward Enrollment

  • Fill out an admissions application online or print this application out and mail it to Admissions Office at the address listed on the application. Application deadlines - Fall: June 1, Spring: November 1, Summer: April 1.
  • Submit official secondary (high school) transcripts – evaluated and translated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member.
    Submit official postsecondary (college) transcripts
  • If you were home schooled in New York State through your local school district, submit your official letter of IHIP completion from your school district.
  • Submit official college transcripts from all previous colleges attended – evaluated by a NACES member.
  • Supply an autobiographical statement in your own handwriting on why you want to study at SUNY Ulster.
  • Provide official bank statement(s) with official signature showing that funds in the amount of $17,650 in U.S. dollars in on account.
  • Send an affidavit of support from sponsor(s) attesting that funds will be used to support your educational, personal and living expenses while attending SUNY Ulster.
  • Submit TOEFL test scores
  • Send immunization records showing proof of MMR vaccinations

For additional information, visit our international student page.

If considered an acceptable candidate for admission, an I-20 will not be sent out until a payment of ½ tuition is made to SUNY Ulster’s Student Accounts Office.

SUNY Ulster is a non-residential campus and does not offer housing to its students. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations and transportation to campus.

All application materials above should be mailed to SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

If considered an acceptable candidate for admission, an I-20 will not be sent out until a payment of ½ tuition is made to SUNY Ulster’s Student Accounts Office

SUNY Ulster is a non-esidential campus and does not offer housing to its students. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations and transportation to campus.

All application materials above should be mailed to: SUNY Ulster Enrollment & Success Center, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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