Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students

Now that you've secured your place by submitting your enrollment deposit, it's time to get connected with all of the resources available to you as a Geneseo student.

The steps to enroll are not just a list of tasks for you to complete before your first day of class — they are the keys to ensuring a smooth transition from your previous institution to your new home at Geneseo not just in your first semester but in every semester of your Geneseo journey through the completion of your degree. We can't wait to welcome you to Geneseo!

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Enrollment workshops for Spring 2023 students

Register for one of our virtual enrollment workshops for students beginning classes in Spring 2023. Learn all about what comes next!

Get to know your Spring 2023 Transfer Student Ambassadors!

Checklist of next steps:

Claim your myGeneseo account

After paying your deposit, you will receive an email from Geneseo Computing & Information Technology (CIT) with instructions to claim your myGeneseo account. Follow the steps to affirm the Student Code of Conduct and gain access to your Geneseo email account.

Be sure to check your Geneseo email frequently! Now that you’re an enrolled Geneseo student, important information will only be sent to your Geneseo email account.

Accept your financial aid awards

We understand that an important part of your academic success and pathway toward your degree is affordability. If you haven’t already, now is the time to apply for or update your financial aid information. Students must complete the FAFSA and TAP applications each academic year. Enrolling Spring transfer students who have been receiving financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year simply need to update the school codes for where they will be attending college. 

The school codes for SUNY College at Geneseo are:

FAFSA: 002845

TAP: 0920 (SUC Geneseo)

Please visit the Financial Aid website for important deadlines, financial resources, and answers to your frequently asked questions. Questions about financial aid can also be directed to 585-245-5731 or

Download the Navigate student app

The Navigate Student app is your one-stop-shop to get up-to-date information about deadlines, campus-wide announcements and events, scheduling advising appointments, finding a roommate, connecting with your peers for social events and study buddies, and so much more!

You can download the Navigate Student app at the Apple or Google Play app store. You can also find the Navigate Student content on your computer:

Apply for housing

For those who would like to live near other transfer students, Geneseo Residence Life is thoughtful about placement. We have created communities for transfer students in our residence halls that are designed with their particular needs at the forefront. They will have access to a Transfer Student Mentor (TSM) and will live with other transfer residents and those from a variety of class years. TSMs are resident assistants specifically trained to help transfer students navigate the college experience. View and tour all of our residence halls.

The next step in your process is selecting your housing preferences. To complete this, you will need to use Symplicity which is the Residence Life housing software. To log in, use your Geneseo username and password (your gmail ID).

Housing applications are generally available 24-48 hours after the deposit is paid. While the Housing Agreements are for the full academic year, you will be billed separately for each semester. You will receive housing even if you do not complete your housing agreement, but you will want to complete this agreement in order for us to more easily match you with a roommate who shares your habits and preferences. We assign incoming students to housing in order of deposit date and availability of space on campus. 

If you have any questions about the assignment process or housing at Geneseo, visit the Residence Life website or contact us at (585) 245-5726 or  

Submit your final college transcripts and score reports

The Academic Planning and Advising Office will schedule your first semester of courses with your best interests and degree requirements in mind. In order to reserve the spaces you will need to stay on track in your intended degree program, it is vital that you request your final transcripts for all college courses you’ve taken prior to attending Geneseo.

Official transcripts including all final grades and AP or College Board score reports for all credit-bearing courses must be sent directly from the institution to

In addition to any college transcripts, it is a New York State requirement that all enrolling college students have their final official high school transcript or equivalency diploma on record with the Registrar prior to the first day of classes. If this requirement is not met, financial aid cannot be disbursed. Be sure to have your high school transcript, including your date of graduation, sent to or mailed to SUNY Geneseo Admissions, Doty Hall, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY, 14454. 

Register for classes

Course registration for incoming first year and transfer students is coordinated by the Office of Academic Planning & Advising. Advisors assist new students in registering for courses remotely throughout the winter. 

Students will receive an email from the Office of Academic Planning and Advising to their Geneseo email account prompting them to submit the Geneseo Course Registration Survey. Using the information you provide, our advisors will draft your spring schedule for you. They will contact you regarding coursework, subjects you're interested in studying, possible scheduling restrictions, major requirements, and any additional information that is needed.

Participate in New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is the chance to learn more about all Geneseo has to offer. You will have the opportunity to meet other new students, connect with Student Orientation Leaders (OLs) to ask your questions about what being a Geneseo student is really like, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about Geneseo’s majors and what to expect in class.

Spring 2023 New Student Orientation will be held on Sunday, January 22 (evening) and continue into Monday, January 23. The first day of classes for Spring 2023 at Geneseo is Tuesday, January 24.

Be on the lookout for your invitation to the online course in your Geneseo email.

Please visit New Student Orientation hosted by the Department of Student Life for more information about orientation.

Other helpful resources for new students

Student Code of Conduct

The State University of New York mandates that each student who attends a SUNY college positively affirm that they will abide by their campus's Student Code of Conduct prior to attending that school. As such, each student must review and affirm Geneseo's Student Code of Conduct before attending Geneseo. The affirmation is completed when prompted to claim your myGeneseo account to activate and access your new Geneseo email.

Student Health and Counseling Services

All new and transfer students registered for 6 or more credits are required to upload complete immunization and physical exam records to their Student Health Portal prior to arriving on campus.

New Student Health Requirements

If you have any technical questions or concerns about submitting your health forms through the Student Health Portal, please contact Susan Palmer, our EMR Technical specialist, at

If you have any health-related questions or concerns, please contact Laura Evans, RN, BS, our Resource Nurse, at

Students with Disabilities

Geneseo provides equal access to all of its programs and activities for students with permanent or temporary cognitive, emotional and/or physical disabilities who present current and proper documentation to the Office of Accessibility Services. We encourage students to contact us as soon as possible in order to make sure accommodations are in place at the start of the semester. Visit the Office of Accessibility Services website for more Information about our office and how to contact us.

Laptop Requirement

SUNY Geneseo requires all students to bring a Windows or Macintosh laptop computer to college. For a list of laptop minimum requirements, please visit our Computer Requirements page. For additional information about technology at Geneseo, visit the CIT HelpDesk or call CIT at 585-245-5588.

Preferred Name

SUNY Geneseo recognizes that some students wish to use a name other than their legal or official name of record in day-to-day use. A preferred first name is one that you choose to be called that is different from your legal or official name of record. SUNY Geneseo allows you to do this by setting a Preferred First Name with the Registrar’s Office. We recognize that some use the terminology of lived name over preferred name, but for now Geneseo uses the word preferred.

You can request a preferred name using the Preferred Name Request Form.

Geneseo will use your preferred name on campus in various systems including the online directory, class rosters, Knightweb, Canvas course learning management system, ID card, and others.

Parking Permits

Students who plan to bring a vehicle to campus must first obtain a parking permit. Visit and login with your Geneseo email credentials.

Temporary permits are available 24/7/365 in Schrader 19. Faculty, staff, and students may get up to 7 business days worth of free temporary parking per year. For more permit information, visit the Decals & Permits page.