How to Apply to Stony Brook as a Freshman
There are two options to apply for admission as a freshman:
Option 1: The Common Application
|Summary||The Common Application allows you to apply to more than 500 participating schools with one application.|
|Notes||Use The Common Application if you are applying to honors programs at Stony Brook. (Applicants to honors programs must follow additional procedures as well.)|
Documents to Submit in Addition to Your Application
Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and home address on all correspondence. It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are received.
- Submit your high school transcript(s). There are 3 ways that you can do this:
- Ask your high school to submit your transcript electronically, using either The Common Application School Forms System or SUNY CounselorConnect.)
- Self-report your academic record using SOAR.
Ask your high school to fax or mail us your official high school transcript, along with the Transmittal Form.
Fax: (631) 632-9898
Credentials faxed directly from the high school should not be mailed. Send items that cannot be faxed to:
Stony Brook University
Albany, NY 12204-2755
Your SAT or ACT (with writing) scores should be reported directly from the testing agency.
SAT Code: 2548
ACT Code: 2952
You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing your Stony Brook ID Number approximately one week after submitting your application.
Applications will be accepted after these priority deadlines on a space-available basis.
|Entry Term||Priority Deadline||Credentials Deadline||Notification Schedule|
|Fall 2016||January 15||February 1||By April 1*|
|Spring 2016||November 1||November 1||Beginning Mid-November|
*International applicants follow a separate notification schedule.
Additional Procedures, Eligibility Requirements, and Deadlines
There are additional application procedures, eligibility requirements, and deadlines for the following programs and applicants:
The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State’s commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully.
Please note that the EOP/AIM program only considers applicants for fall semester admission. This program is dependent on New York State funding allocations, which vary from year to year. Students who wish to be considered for the EOP/AIM program will be notified at the earliest possible date if we are unable to consider their fall semester application due to a lack of funding.
Home-schooled students comprise a small yet growing percentage of Stony Brook's applicant pool. We are happy to accept and review applications from students who have been home-schooled.
At Stony Brook, we offer a variety of Honors Programs for our academically talented students.
Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities for international students.
The undergraduate major in music balances studies in the performance, composition, theory, and history of Western art music with the broad general education implied by a liberal arts degree.
Nursing is an upper-division major at Stony Brook University, requiring at least 57 credits and specific prerequisites.
Social Work is an upper-division major at Stony Brook University, requiring at least 57 credits and specific prerequisites.
Fall 2015 Class Profile*