Congratulations on your admission to the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute! This is an exciting time in your life, and we’re delighted to welcome you to our academic community. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we extend our best wishes for a challenging and rewarding educational experience at SUNY Poly.
Step 1: Pay a $250 Tuition Deposit to Reserve Your Seat
Reserve your enrollment offer and assistantship by paying your deposit within 30 days of acceptance.
Pay online at: www.nbspayments.com/signin/4L8SV
- Sign-in or create an account
- Click on "Make a payment"
- Enter $250 for the "Admissions Tuition Deposit - Graduate"
Step 2: Submit the International Enrollment + Assistantship Confirmation Form
After paying your tuition deposit, submit the online confirmation form: https://webapp.sunypoly.edu/forms/intlgradenrollform/
Step 3: Activate and Begin Using Your Campus Computer + Email Accounts
After you've paid your tuition deposit, your campus computer and e-mail account activation information will be sent to you via e-mail.
Step 4: Make Travel Arrangements + Inform Us of Your Plans
International students must be on-campus by 9 a.m. on Monday, January 13 for the start of Spring '20 Orientation!
We are providing complimentary pick-up from the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in Syracuse, NY on Monday to Sunday, January 6 - January 12, from 9 am to 8 pm. The driving distance from the airport to Utica is approximately one hour.
As soon as your travel plans have been made, you must submit our International Student Arrival Information Form to inform us of your travel plans to the US. You will be entering the US on the SUNY Poly I-20, so it is critical that we are informed of these plans, even if you do not require airport pick-up.
Step 5: Submit Required Health Documentation
Complete the required health forms and return them to the Health & Wellness Center by August 1. Forms are available online: sunypoly.edu/student-life/student-resources/wellness-center/forms
Failure to return the required forms may result in a loss of your course registration. We also recommend that you bring a copy of your immunization records to the U.S. for reference if needed.
Step 6: Make Housing Arrangements
For off-campus housing, we encourage you to join the International Student Association Facebook page (SUNYPolyISA) to connect with current students about vacancies off-campus.
It is your responsibility to secure off-campus housing.
Step 7: Review Your Course Registration + Pay Your Bill
Confirmed students that have paid their $250 deposit will be advanced registered for classes.
After you've been advance registered for classes, an e-bill will be generated and we will notify you via your SUNY Poly e-mail address when it’s available for viewing and payment. Payment for the semester is expected prior to your arrival, so it is important that you begin to think now about your options for settling your bill.
Your options for making your tuition and fees payment include:
- Credit Card – Log into Banner Web Self Service, click on “Student Services and Financial Aid” located right above the Search box. Click on “Student Records”, click on E-Billing and QuikPay, click on Authorized Payers and follow the instructions.
- TransferMate Global Payments – This option allows international students to pay by bank transfer right from their home country.
- Nelnet – Miscellaneous Payments
- Money Order or Check (Demand Draft) – You can mail in a money order or check (demand draft) from your home country, payable to "SUNY Polytechnic Institute".
Our mailing address is:
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Office of International Admissions
100 Seymour Rd
Utica, NY 13502, USA
IMPORTANT: We cannot provide SUNY Poly’s banking information such as our routing number or swift code for wire transfer or telegraphic transfer purposes. You must use one of the options detailed above to make payment.
Step 1: Attend International Student Orientation
International students are required to participate in a mandatory in-person orientation program from Monday to Thursday, January 13 to January 16. During this program you'll have the opportunity to get acquainted with the college, our faculty, staff, current students and the Utica area.
New graduate students are required to attend all orientation sessions. Any student not in attendance will forfeit their assistantship award.
Step 2: Attend the Graduate Assistantship Job Fair + Information Session
A mandatory job fair for all new graduate assistants will take place during the International Student Orientation. Departments and offices with available positions will be in attendance to interview students for placement.
Step 3: Verify Your Compliance with Mandatory Health Requirements
Stop by the Wellness Center to confirm that all of your forms have been submitted and that you are compliant with the health requirements.
Step 4: Submit Final Official Transcripts
If you currently have coursework in progress, bring your final marksheets/transcripts along with the provisional/final certificate of degree with you to the U.S. The International Admissions Office will need to receive the official documents or attested copies upon your arrival to campus.
Step 5: Meet with Your Faculty Advisor + Adjust Your Course Schedule
During International Student Orientation, you will meet with a faculty advisor, review your course schedule, and drop and add classes if necessary. In order to maintain F-1 status, you must be a full-time student registered for a minimum of 9 credits.
Campus Map - Utica Campus ONLY
Tze-Teck Sim, PDSO
Deputy Director, International Admissions & Student Services
Undergraduate and Graduate programs
Tel: +1 315-792-7219
Fax: +1 315-792-7221