Graduation Orientation Handbook

Getting Started

Registration and Classes

Cost and Financial Aid

Resources and Services

Polices and Procedures


Enrollment Policies

Graduate students have 7 to 10 years to complete their graduate degree from the time that they take their first matriculated course.  Your Credits and Conditions Form spells out how long you have to complete your degree.

If you do not enroll in a course in the Spring or the Fall semester, the Banner system will deactivate your email and net ID (even though you are still considered a matriculated graduate student).  If you would like to continue utilizing library and technology services (including getting email from your department), you will need to pay a technology fee of $40.50 for the semester.  You are not obligated to pay this fee, but if you are completing a dissertation or have taken an incomplete, it may be to your benefit to do so.  Please contact the Director of Student Accounts if you would like to maintain technology services during a semester in which you are not taking classes.

If you have not taken a course in the Spring or Fall Semester and want to again sign up for a course, you will need to complete an Intent to Return to Graduate Study Form (PDF file size 22KB) and send or fax it to the Graduate Admissions Office.  Your Banner account will be reactivated and you will be able to register for your next course.


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: [email protected]

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