FAQ: Graduate Admissions

How can I obtain an application for graduate admission?
Graduate Application and Applicable Forms

Where do I send my application materials?
Application materials for both Utica and Albany programs should be mailed to: SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office 100 Seymour Road Utica, NY 13502

What materials must be submitted to properly file a graduate application?
Required admissions documents vary by program. Go to Admissions Requirements to view a list of required documents by program.

Am I required to take a GRE or GMAT exam?
The GRE exam is required for application to the following programs: Computer Science, Network & Computer Security, Telecommunications


The GRE is strongly recommended for the Nanoscale Science/Engineering programs.
For information on taking the GRE, visit Graduate Record Examinations. The SUNY Poly school code for GRE score reporting is 2896.


(Note: domestic applicants with a 3.0+ GPA may request a GRE waiver based on academic/professional experience).


The GMAT exam is required for application to the following programs:
MBA Technology Management, MS Accountancy
For information on taking the GMAT, visit mba.com. The SUNY Poly school codes for GMAT score reporting are: MBA: K6R-D6-26 MS Accountancy: K6R-D6-24

What does it cost to apply for graduate admission?
There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
The $60 application fee is waived for: U.S. Veterans | SUNY Poly alumni & current students | CNSE alumni & transfers

Is there an application deadline?

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • July 1 for fall admission
  • December 1 for spring admission

These are firm deadline dates which will allow for the timely processing of financial aid and course registration.

SUNY Poly reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the application deadline.

When will I know if I’m accepted for admission?
For a fall start (August), notification of admission begins in February and continues until August 1.
For a spring start (January), notification begins in October and continues until December 15.

What documents are required for international applicants?
Please visit the International Admissions web pages for information on international admission.

Can I apply for GOP (Graduate Opportunity Program) admission?
SUNY Poly offers the GOP program to a limited number of incoming graduate students. Applicants must meet academic, as well as financial criteria, and must have been enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as an undergraduate student. For more information, please contact the SUNY Poly Special Programs office at 315-792-7505.

Is there a tuition deposit?
Full-time domestic graduate students must submit a $150 deposit, along with their completed “Enrollment Confirmation Form.
Full-time international graduate students must submit a $300 deposit, along with their completed "Enrollment Confirmation Form" by the date outlined in their acceptance letter.

How do I register for classes?
All new domestic graduate students are first required to complete SUNY Poly Essentials, an online orientation program. Online course registration will take place once the orientation has been completed.  Details are mailed to all confirmed students.

New international graduate students will be advanced registered in November (for a spring start) and July (for a fall start).  Students will be notified via email once their course registration has been processed.

Can I complete a course before I formally apply for admission? Prospective students can apply to complete select coursework as a non-matriculated student before they are required to be admitted into a degree program. A maximum of 6 credit hours is recommended for non-degree study, but select programs may allow completion of up to 12 credit hours. Submit the Non-Matriculated Application for consideration.

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