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Apply to SUNY Geneseo

Ready to submit your application to SUNY Geneseo? Applications may be submitted to the College though the Common Application, the SUNY Application or the Coalition Application.

Additional information on the application process and required materials is available below. Thank you for your interest in Geneseo! We look forward to reviewing your application.

Apply as a Freshman

Step 1

Complete the Common Application. Be sure to include the required academic/teacher letter of recommendation (while the Secondary School Report is required, a letter of recommendation from a school counselor is not required), co-curricular resume and personal essay. You may also submit the SUNY Application (which includes our Geneseo SUNY Supplement) or the Coalition Application.

Step 2

Send the following to Admissions:

  • Official high school transcript (electronic or paper transcripts are accepted)
  • SAT and/or ACT results (these may be submitted through the testing agency or on your high school transcript)

Step 3

Questions? Please contact Admissions.

Deadlines & Decisions

Admission Deadlines

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Early Decision 11/15 N/A
Freshman 2/15 12/1
Transfer Rolling Rolling
Readmit 6/1 12/1
International 6/1 11/1

Admission Decisions Rendered

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Early Decision 12/15 N/A
Freshman 3/1 Rolling
Transfer Rolling Rolling
Readmit Rolling Rolling
International Rolling


Apply as a Transfer Student

You are considered a transfer student at Geneseo if you have completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours after high school graduation. If you have taken college courses before high school graduation - regardless of the number of credit hours - you are considered a freshman with advanced standing.

Step 1

File the SUNY Application. There is a $50 application processing fee. We prefer that you file your application online.

Step 2

Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended or any institution you've earned credit from and a course listing from your current college, if appropriate. Submit a short essay explaining why you would like to transfer to Geneseo; what you hope to achieve; and what you will bring to our campus community.

Step 3

All transfer students, per New York State mandate, must submit a high school transcript to the admissions office as part of the review process. However, this transcript will only be used as an evaluative tool in the review process if you have completed 24 or fewer college credit hours at the time of application; otherwise decisions are made solely on the basis of your college record.

Need more information? Check out our Information for Freshmen or Information for Transfer Students pages, and feel free to contact us.

Apply as an International Student

Visit the International Student & Scholar Services website for information on how to apply to SUNY Geneseo as an international student.

Apply as a Graduate Student

Visit the Graduate Admissions website to apply to one of SUNY Geneseo's graduate programs.

Apply for Readmission

How to apply for readmission to Geneseo.