Admitted Students

Congratulations and Welcome to UAlbany!   

After May 1, you will receive your Welcome Information, which contains important information about housing, orientation, advising, registration and more. 

For now, we've collected these instructions and resources to make your transition to UAlbany as smooth as possible. 

Next Steps
Apply for Financial Aid

If you haven't already done so, start the financial aid process by completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

Incoming first-year and transfer students should file the FAFSA by December 1 to receive priority consideration for financial aid awards.   

Visit our Apply for Financial Aid as a First-Year Student or Apply for Financial Aid as a Transfer Student pages for detailed instructions. 

Award notifications are sent starting in February for the Fall semester and December for the Spring semester. Award details are also posted on MyUAlbany, where students must accept, reduce or decline their awards. 

You may also want to apply for additional scholarships

Sign up for an Accepted Students Event

Connecting with campus is the best way to discover our exceptional facilities and meet some of the dynamic, talented people who call UAlbany home. 

Visit our Campus Tours & Events page to schedule a tour or register for an Accepted Students Open House.  

You can also start planning for your Orientation

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

To secure your place at UAlbany, submit your $275 enrollment deposit through your UAlbany Applicant Portal

To submit your deposit, please follow these steps: 

  1. Sign into the UAlbany Applicant Portal

  1. Click "Enrollment Deposit - Submit Payment for 275.00 USD." 

  2. Pay your deposit. 

 Note: EOP students are not required to submit a monetary deposit, but will need to accept our offer of admission through the "Admit Reply Form." 

The deadline to deposit for fall is May 1. However, we recommend depositing as early as possible to reserve your spot. 

Your deposit will be applied toward your first tuition bill. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on billing and accounts.  

Apply for Academic Opportunities

Highly engaged and motivated students can enhance their college experience through several programs focused on leadership, academic rigor, social justice and community engagement

Apply for the Honors College: Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.

Apply for the 3+3 Law program: Combine your bachelor’s degree with a law degree from Albany Law School in this six-year program.

Fulfill Immunization Requirements

All UAlbany students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof to UAlbany. Additionally, all students are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Review UAlbany’s vaccination requirements.

This mandate applies to all newly admitted students who will attend Fall 2022 Orientation and all newly admitted students who will come to any UAlbany campus during the Summer 2022 and/or Fall 2022 semesters.

Information about your next steps (housing, orientation, registering for classes, etc.) will be available as early as May 5, 2022. However, you will not gain access this information until you have either submitted proof of all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or received approval for a medical or religious COVID-19 vaccination exemption from UAlbany.

Please visit the Vaccinate UAlbany webpage to submit proof of vaccination or to request an exemption.

Students are also required to submit proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). Please review New York State's MMR requirements.

You will be able to access your next steps one business day after your immunization requirements are fully met.

Note: COVID-19 vaccination exemption requests for the Fall 2022 semester will be accepted until June 8, 2022. If you submit your enrollment deposit after June 8, you have six days to apply for an exemption.

Campus Resources

Information regarding our academic policies, procedures and regulations can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.  

Visit the Academic Calendar for information on the upcoming semester, including registration dates. You can also browse the schedule of classes and the University Bookstore, where you can shop online or in person.  

The University Libraries — which include the University Library and Science Library on the Uptown Campus, as well as the Dewey Graduate Library on the Downtown Campus — provide comprehensive library, research and information services.  

The Academic Support CenterA Plus TutoringWriting Center, the Office of Career & Professional Development and the Disability Resource Center are also available to help you succeed.  

Campus Life

Whether you want to volunteer your time, join a student-run club or take part in a University-wide special event, there’s always something exciting to do on campus. Adventures abound in downtown Albany and the Greater Capital Region, too. 

Be sure to look up events & activities, search our 300+ student organizations and check out the Center for Leadership and Service.  

Find more information about campus on our Student Life page

Health & Safety
  • The Office of Campus Recreation offers students a variety of fitness opportunities, from facilities and courts to classes and clubs.   

  • The University Police Department (UPD) patrols our campuses. In an emergency, call 911 from any campus phone or dial 518-442-3131 from a cell phone to reach UPD.   

Offices that Support Our Diversity