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Admissions Process

It's easy to apply to SBU! As an incoming first year student, use the checklist below to learn what steps you need to take for admission and enrollment at SBU. And remember — your admissions counselor is here to help you through the whole journey!

Transfer students

International students

freshman admissions checklist

1) Apply online

Get the ball rolling by filling out our online application for undergraduate admission. And the best part - the application fee is currently waived so you can apply for FREE!

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2) Send Transcripts and test scores

Ask your high school counselor to send an official copy of your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores to our office.

admission requirements:

Meet two of the following three qualifiers:

  • 2.5+ cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 21+ ACT/990+ SAT composite score (SAT reading and math sections only)
  • Rank in top 50% of high school class

3) visit campus

If you haven't already, make sure you schedule a visit to SBU! Visiting campus is the best way to discover how SBU can help you reach your goals and to see how you will find your place in our community. You can schedule an individual visit or join one of our group visit day events. We can't wait to show you around campus!

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4) File Your FAFSA

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to qualify for state and federal grants, loans and work study financial aid opportunities. SBU will use your FAFSA results to put together your own personalized financial aid package and your admissions counselor will work with you through each step of this process. The recommended deadline for filing the FAFSA is February 1.

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5) submit enrollment deposit

Ready to officially join the SBU family? Send in your enrollment deposit to secure your spot in classes and housing. 

Pay your deposit online

Send your deposit by mail