Application Process

All applicants (except international student applicants) must complete a SUNY application, which may be completed online at:

A paper copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the Alfred State Admissions Office or by downloading a copy from the SUNY website.

Current high school students are required to submit senior year courses and an essay as part of the SUNY supplemental application. This form can also be submitted through the SUNY website. High school graduates who have not attended a post-secondary institution must submit an essay directly to the Alfred State Admissions Office.

A high school transcript must be supplied to the Alfred State Admissions Office. The preferred way to meet this requirement for current high school students is by completing the SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) through the SUNY website.

Applicants with previous college experience must submit an official college transcript from all institutions attended.

Additional information to explain special circumstances or extenuating circumstances is encouraged.

If a student has a gap of six months or more in his/her educational experience, the student will be required to complete an educational gap form in order to supply information on what he/she did during that time.

Applications for the next calendar year are available beginning August 1. Fall semester application decisions are mailed starting mid-October and continue on a rolling basis according to space availability. Spring semester applications for those programs open for spring admission (see SUNY Viewbook) are also considered on a rolling basis according to availability of space.

Students with disabilities should contact the Admissions Office to inquire about special accommodations to assist them with the application process and paperwork.

Consistent with college policy, any deliberate falsification or omission of data on any admissions document may result in denial of admission, revocation of acceptance decision, or administrative dismissal from the college.