Application Instructions

1. Apply Online

Choose one:

2. Check Your Application Status

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 through the status checker

3. Submit your Transcript

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

4. Send your SAT or ACT scores

Request your official test scores to be sent directly to SUNY Oneonta from your high school or testing agency. 

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

5. Submit One Teacher/Counselor Recommendation

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

6. Complete the Financial Aid Process

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 the Financial Aid Site for additional information and assistance. 

7. Official Admissions Decisions

You may be notified of our official admission decision via US mail or online. 

Additional materials are required for students applying through the Educational Opportunity Program, Access to College Excellence (ACE) Program, special talent process and for homeschooled students

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.

EDUCATION: 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.


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. 

2018 Class Profile

GPA Middle 50%: 87.9-93

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math Middle 50%: 1070-1190

ACT Middle 50%: 21-25

Application Status

Use your application email to check your application status on the App Status Page


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