Current Students

I’ve been admitted to the BS program in nanoscale science or the BS program in nanoscale engineering or to one of the nanoscale science and engineering graduate programs beginning fall 2014. Can I complete my degree at UAlbany?

Yes. UAlbany undergraduates and graduate students who are currently in the Nanoscale Science and Engineering programs are welcome to continue and complete their degree through the University at Albany. These students will continue to have access to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute faculty, facilities and courses as needed for completion of their degrees. While UAlbany will not admit new students into the nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering programs after May 2015, UAlbany will continue to offer those same degree programs (same classes, same faculty) to current UAlbany students in these programs. Students who remain at UAlbany will follow the same bulletin year and requirements under which they were admitted.

I’ve been provisionally admitted to the BS program in nanoscale science or the BS program in nanoscale engineering beginning fall 2014. What happens if I don’t satisfactorily meet the provisions?

You will continue to be a UAlbany student and will be welcome to pursue the other 100–plus majors offered at UAlbany.

If I am an undergraduate UAlbany student in the nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering program, can I be in the Honors College at UAlbany?

Yes, UAlbany students are eligible to be in the Honors College and those students pursuing programs in nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering will have the same housing options available to all UAlbany students. However, should you decide to transfer to SUNY Poly, you are no longer eligible for the Honors College nor are you able to reside in honors housing.

What do I do if I want to change my major?

The answer to this question depends on the institution in which you are matriculated:

  • UAlbany students should contact the UAlbany Advisement Services Center at 518-442-3960 to explore alternative majors.
  • SUNY Poly students should contact the Academic Advisor at SUNY Poly to explore alternative options.

What are my degree/graduation requirements?

The answer to this question depends on the institution in which you are matriculated:

If I am admitted to UAlbany as an undergrad student in a BS nanoscale science or engineering program and choose to finish my degree at UAlbany instead of transitioning to CNSE at SUNY Poly, do I have to complete UAlbany’s General Education requirements?

Yes, all students earning a degree from UAlbany must complete UAlbany’s General Education requirements, including the campus-specific requirement of “Challenges for the 21st Century.”

If I am admitted to and begin my undergraduate nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering coursework at UAlbany, but transfer to CNSE at SUNY Poly and complete my degree there, what General Education Program do I have to complete?

All students must complete the general education requirements of the institution which grants the degree, so any student earning a degree from SUNY Poly must complete the General Education Program at SUNY Poly.

How do I transfer from UAlbany to SUNY PI?

Contact Ms. Krista Thompson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Recruitment and Admissions, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203.

I am admitted to UAlbany as a graduate or undergraduate student in a nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering program and decide to transfer to CNSE at SUNY Poly. How will this affect my visa? Do I need to do anything about my immigration documents?

Students who want to transfer their I-20 record from UAlbany to CNSE at SUNY Poly must:

  • Submit a copy of their SUNY Poly acceptance letter with SUNY Poly’s “Transfer In” request form (if available) to UAlbany’s International Student and Scholar Services office.
  • Attach this information to a UAlbany Document Request Form available at UAlbany ISSS.
  • Recognize that five business days are required to process this type of request.
  • International students transferring their UAlbany I-20 to SUNY Poly should work with SUNY Poly’s International Student Advisor to identify any additional information or documentation required for their new I-20 i.e. financial documentation, dependent information, etc.