Next Steps for Admitted Graduate Students

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Congratulations on admission to one of SUNY Geneseo's graduate programs! To confirm your enrollment, please follow the instructions below.

1. Accept your offer of admission

To accept your offer of admission, refer to the instructions provided with your admission email. The procedure will require submission of a non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve your place in the program. Once complete, you will be eligible for advisement and to register for class. Early registration will ensure the best scheduling options since some sections may become unavailable with time.

2. Make your tuition deposit

The most convenient option is paying online via the Graduate Admissions Application Portal (details are listed in the email containing our offer of admission).

You may also pay in person by cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card. Please visit the address below if paying in person. If paying over the phone, call the Office of Admissions at 585-245-5040 during the hours listed below.

Office Hours

Regular business hours: Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Summer business hours (mid-May - mid-August): Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Visit the address below in person, or mail a check or money order for $100 (US funds) payable to SUNY Geneseo to:

SUNY Geneseo
Office of Admissions
1 College Circle
Doty Hall, Room 200
Geneseo, New York 14454

3. Complete financial aid forms

If you haven’t done so already, complete the Geneseo Graduate Student Free Financial Aid Form to be considered for an institutional need-based scholarship.  Students who wish to borrow federal loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Federal loans are available for students attending at least six credit hours per semester.

4. Access KnightWeb 

Login into KnightWeb (Geneseo's student portal) with your G# and pin and complete the following:

  • Affirm the Code of Conduct
  • Provide a recovery email address
  • Receive your Geneseo User ID and initial password
  • Change your password
5. Access MyGeneseo

Log in to MyGeneseo with your Geneseo User ID and password and complete the following:

Check your Geneseo Gmail.  Check this account regularly; the college will be using this email address exclusively.

Explore additional resources at MyGeneseo.

From MyGeneseo, you can access your email account, your academic records (Explore DegreeWorks), and your financial balances. You can customize your page with links to your favorite websites and other customization options.

6. Register for classes

Once you have accepted the offer of admission for your program, you will be contacted by the respective program director (via letter, email or phone) with information regarding the next steps for registration.

For questions regarding course registration, please contact Dr. Harry Howe (MS Accounting) or Dr. Susan Salmon (All Education programs).

In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the college policies and requirements detailed in the Guide to Graduate Studies. To access the current edition, select it from the drop-down menu located in the upper right corner of the page.

7. Review and accept your financial aid awards

Log into KnightWeb to review and accept your financial aid awards (if you have applied for financial aid).

8. Ensure you meet the computing requirements

Review SUNY Geneseo's laptop requirements and prepare your computer for the Geneseo network.

You can also set up your mobile devices with Geneseo apps and access, including the Navigate student app.

9. Select tuition payment options
10. Upload immunization and health forms

Complete all required online health forms at

11. Check your Geneseo email for correspondence from advisors

As a graduate student, you will not have an on-campus mailbox. All mailings will be sent directly to your off-campus/permanent mailing address.

Email is the primary means of communication between faculty, staff, and students.

Your Geneseo email address is listed on KnightWeb under the Personal Information Menu.

11. Obtain a Geneseo student ID card from Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS)

In order to receive your Geneseo I.D. card, you must have already registered for your first semester courses.

Bring a print-out of your class schedule along with your driver’s license to Campus Auxiliary Services in Blake A 108.

You can print a copy of your course schedule directly from KnightWeb.

When you are in the office, you will have your picture taken and receive your I.D. card. There is a fee to replace a lost card.

12. Get your parking permit and find out where to park

If you will be driving to and parking on campus while taking classes, you must have a parking permit and park in the commuter parking lots.

To obtain a parking permit, visit the Parking Services website.

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