Admitted Students

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.  

Next Steps for Admitted Students
Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

To secure your place at UAlbany, submit your $275 enrollment deposit using the following 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 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.

  

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 for fall 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 Student Open House. 

Activate Access to MyUAlbany

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 ten 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 6. 

Fulfill Immunization Requirements 

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 6.  

Reactivate Access to MyUAlbany

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. 

For more information, visit the Manage Your Account page, or contact Information Technology Services (ITS).   

Complete Welcome Information

Welcome Information will be released through the UAlbany Applicant Portal as early as April 6 for students who have completed their immunization requirements. Welcome Information contains important details about your next steps, including: 


Orientation

First-Year Orientation is a two-phase program designed to support your transition to UAlbany: Connection Day and Welcome Week Orientation.  

Connection Day is a one-day program with several dates offered between June 26 and July 18. You will have the opportunity to connect with your Orientation Leader and peers, meet your Academic Advisor, learn about UAlbany resources and explore campus. 

Registration for Connection Day will begin on April 6. As part of your registration, you will complete a Course Request Questionnaire and can apply to a Living-Learning Community.   

Welcome Week Orientation occurs on Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18. You will participate in a variety of workshops and activities to engage with the campus community and prepare for your first semester as a Great Dane.   

 

Academic Advising

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.  

 

Campus Housing

First-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus. 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 sign-up will begin on April 6. You must complete the housing application through MyUAlbany to apply for housing. Housing assignments are active for the entire academic year.  


Additional items you will need to complete include setting up online billing, obtaining your UAlbany ID card, reviewing your meal plan and submitting final transcripts.  

Campus Resources
Academics

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: 

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.   

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