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Dates & Deadlines


Graduate Applications must be completed by the following deadlines.

Application Deadlines


Candidates are responsible for making certain that their applications are completed in time. Check your application status any time by logging into my.plattsburgh.edu and clicking on the admissions tab at the top.

Programs with a February 1st Deadline

  • Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.) — fall entry only
  • School Psychology (M.A./C.A.S.) — fall entry only
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) — fall entry only
  • Student Affairs & Higher Education (M.S.) — fall entry only
  • Data Analytics (M.S.) — summer entry only

Programs with an April 1st Deadline

  • Communication Disorders (Post-Bachelor’s Certificate) — fall entry only

Programs with Rolling Admission

  • Adolescence Education (M.S.T.) — summer or fall entry; spring entry (main campus only)
  • Childhood Education (M.S.T.) — summer or fall entry; spring entry (main campus only)
  • Fitness & Wellness Leadership (M.S.) — spring, summer or fall entry
  • Natural Resources & Ecology M.S. — spring or fall entry
  • School Building Leader (C.A.S.) — spring, summer or fall entry
  • School District Leader (Certificate) — summer entry only 
  • Special Education (M.S.Ed.) — spring, summer or fall entry
  • Teacher Leadership (Certificate) — spring, summer or fall entry

The deadline for rolling admission programs is six weeks prior to the semester start, but applying sooner can make the process less stressful. Keep in mind that transcripts and recommendations can often take weeks to arrive at our office, and the department needs time to review your file with their admission committee.

Note: If you are applying to a program with rolling admission and are seeking financial aid opportunities such as graduate assistantships, the Diversity Fellowship, or the NEA residency grant, your admission application must be completed by Feb. 15.

Program Interview Dates


Not all departments conduct campus interviews. Interviews may be required for:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Student Affairs and Higher Education
  • Data Analytics
  • Fitness and Wellness Leadership
  • School Psychology
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Adolescence Education
  • Childhood Education

If selected for an interview, candidates will be contacted by their program's department about setting up interview dates and times. 

Tuition Deposit


SUNY Plattsburgh requires a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit for all graduate programs. Some programs may require the deposit to be submitted by a certain deadline. The tuition deposit payment will be applied toward your tuition bill for the semester in which you are matriculating.

The tuition deposit can be waived if you are the recipient of a Graduate Assistantship or Diversity Fellowship. If you are unable to pay the tuition deposit but wish to accept an offer of admission, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for guidance. Note: you will not be eligible to register for classes until your tuition deposit is either paid or waived.

Late Applications


Consideration of applications received after the deadline is left to the discretion of each individual program coordinator. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office to inquire as to whether late applications are still being accepted for your intended program.

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