You went through countless edits on your application. You waited patiently to hear a decision. And finally, you received a letter that started with the word "Congratulations!"
Although we are limited to the amount of visitors we can host on our campus at this time, we're excited to provide in-person campus tours for our Class of 2025! We know visiting campus is a crucial and exciting time for you and your families, and we look forward to celebrating all your accomplishments with you. We will begin these tour offerings in March, and will provide more dates & times to you all month by month. Make sure to check your student emails for further communication!
Space for in person tours is limited, so please register online at your earliest convenience!
Please note we are still offering many virtual tours and we invite you to register online for a virtual campus tour!
Let's Celebrate You!
- Meet with our distinguished Faculty Members that represent your intended major and program
- Hear from current Geneseo students, Campus Partners, and our enthusiastic Admissions Team
- Learn more about what makes Geneseo so special and why our students are leading the way for a better tomorrow
- Enjoy live sessions where you can ask questions & feel great about these next steps
- Experience life here on campus through our live Virtual Sunset Tours given by our dedicated student Tour Guides.
- Sign up to participate in one of our upcoming admitted student programs. You'll find them highlighted on our Webinar Series page.
- Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications if you're applying for financial aid. You can find more information about the process on the Applying for Financial Aid page.
- Join our Class of 2025 Facebook page!
a. Join Here: @GeneseoClassOf2025 (official) Facebook page
b. This is the hub for first-year life at the college. Feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions about courses, roommates and become friends with each other. Many of our current Geneseo students have found their roommates & their forever friends this way.
Next Steps: how to accept your offer of admission
To accept your place in the class, please return to your Application Status Page and complete the "Reply to Offer of Admission." After you choose the option I ACCEPT my offer, your option to pay your deposit will be available to you. Please submit your enrollment deposit no later than May 15, 2021.
- Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
How to submit your enrollment deposit:
1. Access the Application Status Portal
- Access your portal here!
- A username and pin was provided to you within your “Congratulations!” email and Admitted Student letter. You’ll need both in order to log in.
If you cannot access this email, please contact our admissions office to assist you in this process.
2. Pay your deposit:
a. All deposits will be paid online through the application status portal!
b. Once you have logged in to your portal, please choose the option I ACCEPT my offer, and you will then be prompted to pay your deposit online.
c. Submit your $300 enrollment deposit.
- Early Decision deposit deadline is January 15, 2021.
- Regular Decision deposit deadline has been extended to May 15, 2021. Please note Regular decision includes EOP.
3. Create your myGeneseo Account
a. After you submit your deposit, you will receive a follow up email within 24-48 hours
directing you to claim your Geneseo email account.
b. You will now have access to my.geneseo.edu
4. Viewing your Financial Aid Package:
a. Log in to my.geneseo.edu using your Geneseo account information you just created
b. Click on the Knightweb icon
c. Select Financial Aid from th emenu
d. Select My Award Information and then Award by Aid Year: 2021-2022, click Submit
e. Click on the Award Overview tab
Your package includes information about your estimated costs and the awards for which you qualify. To accept your offered aid, use the same steps as above and then select the Accept Award Offer tab
We're here. For you and your future. Please contact us at email@example.com or 585-245-5211 with any questions.
Admitted Student FAQs
- Can I talk to faculty members about the program I was admitted to?
Yes, please do! Faculty from every department are available to answer your questions. Please visit the department website to locate your specific program of interest. Once there you will find information on faculty and staff members, course offerings, program details, and more. Find your department at Academics at Geneseo.
- What if I have questions about my financial aid package?
Our financial aid staff remains committed to supporting the Class of 2025. The Financial Aid Office will remain open to answer any of your questions. You can reach them at 585-245-5731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Will you be hosting any events?
We are currently planning new on- and off-campus programs to take place in the late spring and early summer. Our admissions team will contact admitted students about these opportunities.
- Will I have a chance to talk to current students?
Absolutely! We will be offering a number of live events beginning in January 2021! You will be able to engage with our current students and ask questions about campus life, housing, academics, and much more. You can find us on social media at:
- Will I have a chance to see a residence hall?
While we can’t show you a residence hall in person, you can view a residence hall and tour campus online by signing up for a virtual Accepted Knights Day. When on-campus tours become available, we will notify you immediately.
Next Steps FAQ
- How will COVID-19 impact the Fall 2021 semester?
SUNY Geneseo is planning to fully reopen this fall to offer safe and robust in-person experiences. The College will continue to follow all appropriate health and safety protocols set forth by New York State.
- I was admitted to the major I selected on my application, but I would like to change my mind. Is that possible?
You can absolutely change your mind about your major. When you arrive at Geneseo, you will have the opportunity to work with an academic advisor to schedule your classes and talk about possible career options. When you are ready to formally declare a major, or if you need to switch a major, want to double major, or add a minor, your advisor will be able to help you with this process.
- Can I double major, or add a minor?
Yes! Your academic advisor will talk with you about managing your course load and what your intended degree program(s) will entail. To do some further research on your own, we recommend consulting our Undergraduate Bulletin.
Find the Undergraduate Bulletin here:
- When will I hear more if I indicated I'm interested in the Edgar Fellows Honors Program?
If you indicated on your application to Geneseo that you are interested in the Edgar Fellows Honors Program, we will follow up with you in the coming weeks about the next steps. If you did not indicate interest for this program in your application, but you would like to now, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and birthday, and let us know you would like to be added to the list.
If you would like to view the student-led webinar about the honors program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you the recording.
To apply for the honors program, please click here.
- I have questions. Can I speak with someone in your office?
Of course! You can locate your admissions counselor by the county you live in. Appointments can be set up using zoom, google meet, or phone calls, or simply reaching out via email.
Please visit this link to connect with your counselor:
- I want to attend Geneseo but can’t pay the full deposit now. What do I do?
Please contact the admissions office at (585) 245-5571 or email@example.com so we can assist you.
- What is the deadline for accepting my offer of admission?
The deposit deadline for students admitted Early Decision is January 15th, 2021.
The deposit deadline for students admitted Regular Decision has been extended to May 15, 2021.
- Is the deposit refundable?
Regular Decision applicants can have their deposits refunded up to May 15, 2021.
- How will I pay my tuition/room/board bill?
Bills are sent by email to students and all authorized payers. Past bills are available online. Follow the "To pay a bill as..." instructions below to log in and access billing and account history. To pay a tuition bill online, you must either be a student or an authorized payer. Accepted forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checking or savings account. To pay a bill online as a student, log into the MyGeneseo portal and choose "Student Account Center." This is also where you go to add an authorized payer to your account, join payment plans, sign up for direct deposit, and see your bills and account history. To pay a bill online as an authorized payer, log into the Student Accounts Center (this is a special link just for authorized payers).
For more information about Student Accounts, please visit:
- I applied for financial aid. Where can I view my financial aid offer?
You will be able to review your financial aid package through your knightweb account when it becomes available. We will work to get you your financial aid information as quickly as possible.
- When do you need the transcript(s) for the college course(s) I took in high school?
You may send transcripts for completed courses to Geneseo as soon as they are available. Official final transcripts must be sent from each college where you earned the credit. Transcripts may be sent to the Geneseo Admissions Office.
- Do I need to send my final high school transcript?
A final high school transcript, sent from your high school, will be required following completion of your high school classes. Final high school transcript may be sent to the Geneseo Admissions Office.
- Where do I send my AP/IB exam scores to receive credit?
AP scores need to be requested officially from the College Board. The scores are then sent to us electronically. IB scores need to be requested officially from the International Baccalaureate.
- Will I receive credit for my AP/IB/dual enrollment courses?
You can find the AP/IB credit charts below:
- When and how do I register for classes?
The Office of Academic Planning & Advising will register you for your first semester of classes at Geneseo. You'll be invited to complete a course registration survey in late spring to be entered into a queue for scheduled construction. Faculty Advisors build your schedule based on your survey responses. Students will have the opportunity to schedule a virtual conference with an advisor over the summer to discuss their schedule and to make needed changes when appropriate. For more information about New Student Registration, please visit: https://www.geneseo.edu/dean_office/new-students-registration-faqs-0
- When do classes start?
The current start date for the Fall 2021 semester is Monday, August 30th, 2021.
*Please note that any COVID-19-related schedule adjustments will be communicated to you as soon as they are known.
- How do I figure out my housing situation?
Stay tuned...information will follow soon regarding housing.
In the meantime, you can start watching some video tours of our residence halls here:
- Where will I be able to eat on campus?
Geneseo has three main dining halls:
To see the rest of our dining locations on campus, see the link below:
- How do dining plans work for first-year students?
Our declining balance meal plans allow students to eat from any of our restaurants on campus, including all retail locations and "pay-one-price" restaurants. Unlike other campuses, students are not restricted to certain locations or time periods. They can eat where they want when they want. When students make a purchase from any of the dining locations, the total of the purchase is deducted from the meal plan, similar to a debit card. First-year students can choose between the Price Lock, Gold and Platinum meal plans.
For information meal plans, see the link below:
- What does it cost to attend Geneseo?
The current cost of attending SUNY Geneseo can be found here:
- Can I have a car on campus? What’s campus parking/transportation like?
All students may have a car on campus, including first-year students.
Information on parking can be found at the link below:
- When and how do I send in my health forms?
For information about health forms, please visit:
- Are there mental health services available on campus?
Yes! Taking care of your mental health while in college is incredibly important. Please contact your admissions counselor with any specific questions, or visit this website for more information:
- Best piece of advice for an incoming first-year student?
Check your email! We will be sending a lot of crucial information in the coming months and you don’t want to miss anything!
Also, enjoy the moment. Celebrate your accomplishments! You did it, and we are so excited to welcome you to the Geneseo family!