Graduate Admission Dates and Deadlines

Applications for admission must be completed by the following deadlines. Candidates are responsible for making certain that their applications are completed in time. Check your application status any time by logging into my.plattsburgh.edu and clicking on the Admissions tab at the top.

Programs with a February 1 Deadline (Fall entry only)

  • Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.)
  • School Psychology (M.A./C.A.S.)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
  • Student Affairs & Higher Education (M.S.)

Programs with an April 1 Deadline (Fall entry only)

  • Communication Disorders (Post-Bachelor's Certificate) - Still accepting for Fall 2017

Programs with Rolling Admission - Apply by July 17 for Fall 2017

  • Adolescence Education (M.S.T.) - Fall entry only
  • Childhood Education (M.S.T.) - Fall entry only
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (C.A.S.) - Spring or Fall entry
  • Fitness & Wellness Leadership (M.S.) - Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter entry
  • Natural Science (M.S.) - Spring or Fall entry
  • Professional Science Masters in Environmental Science (M.S.) - Spring or Fall entry
  • School Building Leader (C.A.S.) - Spring, Summer or Fall entry
  • School District Leader (Certificate) - Spring, Summer or Fall entry
  • Special Education (M.S.Ed.) - Spring, Summer or Fall entry
  • Teacher Leadership (Certificate) - Spring, Summer or Fall entry

Rolling Admission

The deadline for rolling admission programs is six weeks prior to the semester start, but applying sooner can make the process less stressful.  Keep in mind that transcripts and recommendations can often take weeks to arrive at our office, and the department needs time to review your file with their admission committee.

Program Interview Dates

If selected for an on-campus interview, you will be notified by your academic department and invited to campus.  Interviews for programs with February deadlines typically take place in February and early March.  Interviews are required or may be required for Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Student Affairs & Higher Education), Educational Leadership, Fitness & Wellness Leadership, School Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Adolescence Education, and Childhood Education. Candidates will be contacted by the program department about setting up interview dates and times.

Tuition Deposit

SUNY Plattsburgh requires a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit for all graduate programs.  Some programs may require the deposit to be submitted by a certain deadline.  The tuition deposit payment will be applied toward your tuition bill for the semester in which you are matriculating.

The tuition deposit can be waived if you are the recipient of a graduate assistantship or Diversity Fellowship, or if you are unable to pay the tuition deposit but wish to accept an offer of admission.  Please note that you will not be eligible to register for classes until your tuition deposit is either paid or waived.

Late Applications

Very often, applications received after the deadline may still be considered!  Contact the Graduate Admissions Office to inquire as to whether applications are still being accepted. 

Contact Information

The Graduate Admissions Office is located on the first floor of the Kehoe Administration Building.

Phone: (518) 564-4723
Toll-Free: (800) 723-9515 (In U.S. and Canada)
FAX: (518) 564-4722
Email: graduate@plattsburgh.edu

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Mailing Address:

Graduate Admissions Office—113 Kehoe
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681 USA