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Early Action

Early Action is a non-binding early application/notification program for fall freshmen. To be considered for early action, please select the "Early Action" option on the application and submit the application by November 15. Applicants will be notified of decisions by January 6. Students admitted through Early action, do not have to withdraw applications at other institutions until May 1. 

Rolling Admissions

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until institutional enrollment goals are met. We will begin reviewing applications the first week of January. 

Once we receive your application, you will receive an email with a Username (your email), PIN number and link to your personal status page. Your status page will be updated as we receive application materials and/or request additional information. Please be sure to check back often. 

Note: The Admissions Office uses email as our main source of communication for important updates including application status notifications. You can update your email address at any time on the Applicant Status Page

Official high school transcript or results of GED/TASC are required.

SUNY Oneonta is test optional. If you would like your test scores considered in the review process, please request your official scores to be sent to SUNY Oneonta from your high school or testing agency.

  • Oneonta SAT Code: 2542
  • Oneonta ACT Code: 2940

There are several ways for your letter of recommendation to be submitted:

  • The Common Application (required as part of application submission)
  • High school form/letterhead send directly to SUNY Oneonta Office of Admission

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • FAFSA CODE: 002847
  • TAP CODE: 0930

Please be sure to promptly respond to any inquiries from our Financial Aid Office. Visit Applying for Financial Aid for additional information and assistance. 

ART & DESIGN (BFA): All students wishing to declare a major in Art and Design must submit a portfolio for review by the Art Department. The Office of Admissions will review all applicants for academic preparation. Students found admissible will be admitted, but the major will not be finalized until the portfolio review process is completed. 

MUSIC: All students wishing to declare a music major are required to schedule and successfully pass an audition with the Music Department. Students will receive additional information at the time of application. The Office of Admissions will review all applicants for academic preparation. Students found admissible will be admitted, but the major will not be finalized until the audition process is completed. All auditions are coordinated through the Music Department.

All students wishing to declare education as a major will need a grade-point average of at least 3.0 or they must rank in the top 30 percent of their high school graduating class.

All admissions decisions are communicated online through the Applicant Status Page.

Additional materials are required for students applying through the Educational Opportunity Programspecial talent process and for homeschooled students

Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, distinction or excellence. There is no separate application process for most SUNY Oneonta and College at Oneonta Foundation scholarships. Priority is given to students who apply for admission by January 15, 2021.


SUNY Oneonta uses email as its primary method of communication. Please be sure the email address provided on your application is correct. You should also add SUNY Oneonta ( to your contacts to avoid important notifications being send to spam folders. 

2019 Class Profile

Class enrollment: 1,456

SAT mean: 1,097

ACT mean: 23

High school GPA mean: 89.7

Applications received: 12,672

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