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Already Accepted? New Student Info

Congratulations and Welcome!

Now what? There are several things to do to make your transition to SUNY Schenectady as smooth as possible. Please follow the steps below.

  • Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible.

  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
    If you are a New York state resident, apply for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). After submitting the FAFSA on the web, a New York state resident is able to immediately link to the TAP application from the FAFSA confirmation page, which is pre-filled with their FAFSA data.

  • Attend New Student Registration Day to plan your class schedule. Check your email for upcoming dates. If you are unable to attend a New Student Registration Day contact your Academic Advisor for an individual appointment. You are required to meet with your Academic Advisor before registering.

  • Turn in your Immunization records to the Office of Student Affairs, Elston Hall, Room 222. If you do not submit your records (or waiver), you will be withdrawn from your classes and prohibited from attending.

  • Turn in your Certificate of Residence to the Student Business Office, Elston Hall, Welcome Center.

  • Pay the balance of your tuition and fees. This may be done in person at the Student Business Office, Elston Hall, Welcome Center, online, or via a payment plan. If your tuition and fees are completely covered by financial aid, the Student Business Office will use your financial aid to pay your bill, and you will be mailed a receipt as confirmation. If you do not pay your bill by the deadline, the College will assume  you are not attending and you will be dropped from your classes.

  • Confirm attendance and accept your classes.
    Go to "Records and Registration," log in, then click on "Confirm Attendance and Accept Classes."

  • If you choose, register with
    ADA Transition Services, Elston Hall, Room 222
    TRIO, Elston Hall, Room 328
    Education Opportunity Program (EOP), Begley Learning Commons, Room 104

  • Attend Orientation.


The week before classes are set to begin:

  • Get your SUNY Schenectady ID card. This can be done at the College Store, Elston Hall. Please bring your current course schedule and driver's license or government issued photo ID.
  • Get your parking pass. Fill out the parking application form, and take it, along with your SUNY Schenectady ID, to the security desk at the Casola Entrance of Elston Hall.
  • Get your textbooks at the College Store, Elston Hall, Room 109. Bring your course schedule and your SUNY Schenectady ID.
  • Follow SUNY Schenectady on Facebook and Twitter


Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1366 | E-mail Admissions

Financial Aid
Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1468 | E-mail Financial Aid

Student Business Office
Elston Hall, Welcome Center
518-381-1346 | E-mail Student Business Office

Academic Advising
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1277 | E-mail Academic Advising

Testing Center
Elston Hall, Room 427
518-381-1293 | E-mail Testing Center

Student Life
Elston Hall, Room 223
518-381-1344 | E-mail Student Life