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!
Join us for one of our upcoming transfer enrollment webinars.
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.
- 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. (Note: Code of Conduct needs to be completed before you register for courses).
- 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 2023-2024 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:
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 email@example.com.
- 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: geneseo.navigate.eab.com.
- 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.
- 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. That includes college credits earned while enrolled in high school.
For more information about transferring college credits earned during high school or from another two-year or four-year institution, please see the transfer of pre-college academic credit page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or mailed to SUNY Geneseo Admissions, Doty Hall, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY, 14454.
- Register for classes
(Note: Code of Conduct needs to be completed before you register for courses). New transfer students register for classes at SUNY Geneseo with the help of the Office of Academic Planning and Advising.
Visit the New Student Registration page for more information.
- 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 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.
Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information about Orientation, and keep an eye on your email for updates.
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.
If you have any technical questions or concerns about submitting your health forms through the Student Health Portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any health-related questions or concerns, please contact Laura Evans, RN, BS, our Resource Nurse, at evansL@geneseo.edu.
- 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 the parking permit website and log in 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.