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Congratulations and Welcome to UAlbany!
You are now #OneOfTheGreats! We receive over 30,000 applications and you earned a coveted spot. You should be proud of your achievements.
To secure your place at UAlbany, submit your $275 enrollment deposit using the following steps:
- Sign into the UAlbany Applicant Portal.
- Click "Enrollment Deposit - Submit Payment for 275.00 USD."
- 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 the Fall Semester is June 1. The deadline for the Spring semester is December 1 or as indicated in your acceptance letter. We recommend depositing early to reserve your spot in the entering class.
Your deposit will be applied toward your first tuition bill. Visit Student Financial Services for more information on billing and accounts.
If you haven't already done so, start the financial aid process by completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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.
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 Student Open House.
MyUAlbany is the online portal for admitted students to get information about academics, finances, and other activities to complete the enrollment process.
You will receive an email approximately three days after you’re admitted with instructions to access MyUAlbany and complete the Set Password process. If you cannot locate this email, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to resend.
Next Steps for Deposited Students
Welcome Information containing important details about housing, orientation, advising, registration and more will become available to immunization compliant students on April 2.
Now that you’re officially a Great Dane, it’s time to reactivate your MyUAlbany account to gain access to 2-Step Authorization with Duo, Zoom and your UAlbany email. To initiate this process, you will need to Reset your Password. Resetting your password will automatically activate the rest of your account.
All new students are required to fulfill several immunization and health requirements prior to receiving their Welcome Information. Generally, you will be able to access your next steps one business day after your documentation is approved. Please note that Welcome Information pertaining to your next steps will not be released before April 2.
Welcome Information will be released through the UAlbany Applicant Portal on April 2 for students who have completed their immunization requirements. Welcome Information contains important details about your next steps, including:
The University at Albany offers a two-phase Orientation program for new students: Connection Day and Welcome Week Orientation.
Connection Day is a one-day, in-person program with several dates offered between June 24th-July 12th. First-Year Welcome Week Orientation is offered on August 22nd – 23rd. Transfer Welcome Week Orientation is offered on August 23rd.
Through Connection Day and Orientation, you will have the opportunity to connect with your Orientation Leader and peers, learn about UAlbany resources, and explore campus. Deposited students will have access to register for Orientation beginning in early April.
After signing up for a Connection Day, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will offer personalized advisement and work with you to create a fall class schedule that fits your academic goals. You will then have the opportunity to meet with your advisor at a Connection Day.
If you are a transfer student, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will reach out to you to schedule an initial advising meeting.
If you are admitted to the University as a first-year or sophomore student, you are required to live in on campus residence facilities for your first two years at UAlbany. Transfer students are included in this requirement. However, commuter students, married students, students who are at least 21 years old, students who are veterans and students with a medical reason can apply for a housing exemption.
Housing Applications will be available on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. You must complete the housing application through MyUAlbany. Housing assignments will be released Thursday, August 1, 2024, and are active for the entire academic year.
All students living in traditional residential housing are required to have a meal plan. First-year students are automatically assigned the myUnlimited Meal Plan #1 but can choose myUnlimited Meal Plan #2. Resident non-first-year students will automatically be assigned myFlex Meal Plan #2 but can choose any of the other myFlex or myUnlimited Meal Plans. UAlbany Dining provides comprehensive information regarding meal plan options, terms and conditions, and special dietary needs.
Additional items you will need to complete include setting up online billing and submitting final transcripts.
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. Browse the schedule of classes to view course offerings. You can also visit 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.
Other resources to help you succeed:
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.
Find more information about campus on our Student Life page.
Our Health & Well-being services provide year-round medical and mental health care to all enrolled students.
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.
- International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) acts as international students’ primary resource for immigration-related matters (including visa applications). ISSS supports new students through International Student Orientation, which starts online in June and continues in-person when new international students arrive to campus beginning August 15. ISSS provides continued immigration advice and other support to students throughout their time at UAlbany.
- The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers educational programs and grants and responds to reports of bias incidents.
- Veteran & Military Student Services is the primary resource for students funding their education using veteran- or military-connected aid.
- The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center offers educational programs and training sessions, as well as a lounge and resource library.
- The Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services can help you obtain reasonable accommodations and assist with teaching you college skills.