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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Potsdam!

Are you ready to become a Potsdam Bear? Accept your offer of admission today, and submit your deposit through our student portal. Then, let the world know you’re #PotsdamProud.

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Confirm & Pay Your Deposit

Pay your deposit through our student portal.

Step A: Look for the Forms Section, Reply to Offer of Admission or by accessing your decision letter. Within the decision letter, you will see a hyperlink titled: complete your intent to enroll.

Step B: 500 Internal Server Error

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The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.

Step C: Pay the admissions deposit via credit card. Our tuition and housing deposit is $100. Our tuition deposit is $50.

Finish Your Financial Aid Applications

If you haven’t applied for financial aid yet, we encourage students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

  1. To complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), use Federal Title IV School Code: 002850
  2. To complete your TAP application (New York State Tuition Assistance Program), select SUNY Potsdam (SUC Potsdam) / HESC Code: 0945

For more assistance, please visit our Financial Aid webpage.

Check Your Email

Once you deposit, you are given access to an email address. It’s important that you check this account regularly, as this is how faculty and staff on campus will attempt to contact you. Please also continue to check the email you used on your college application for important information from the Admissions Office.

Keep Track of Important Dates

Fall 2020

  • Thursday, August 15: Fall semester payment deadline
  • Thursday, August 27: New student move-in day
  • Friday to Sunday, August 28 to 30: Welcome Weekend activities
  • Monday, August 31: Classes begin
  • Friday, September 4: Last day to add/drop classes

Check the full academic calendar to plan ahead here!

Submit Your Final Transcripts

All incoming students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with proof of graduation.

  1. Final High School Transcripts: An official final transcript (with signature or seal and date of graduation) must be uploaded by your school counselor or sent via postal mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. College Transcripts: An official final transcript from all colleges you have attended must be sent directly from institutions’ Registrar's Offices, or emailed from a secure transcript service. Credits will be accepted for coursework completed with a grade of 1.0/D or higher at regionally accredited institutions of postsecondary education.
  3. AP/IB/CLEP Credits: Please refer here for specific information.

Please send postal mail to:
SUNY Potsdam
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13647


Be #PotsdamProud

Connect with us on social media and learn more about what it’s like to be a SUNY Potsdam student! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and on Facebook, or check out our social media feed here. We also have some great videos showcasing student life, campus and our beautiful hometown on our YouTube channel. To connect with your future classmates, you can also join our official SUNY Potsdam Class of 2024 Facebook group for freshmen.

Visit Us

If you haven’t been able to see our campus yet, now is a great time to visit us in person, or at least check out our virtual tour.

Check Out Orientation & First-Year Connect Info

As you think ahead to move-in day, you can start to take a look at our checklists and Orientation information for new students. You can also get a preview of the First-Year Connect (1YC) program, which will help you connect with your classmates on a deeper level—before you’ve even stepped foot on campus.