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State University of New York College at Potsdam

Potsdam, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

SUNY Potsdam Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to SUNY Potsdam, the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to SUNY Potsdam for fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

SUNY Potsdam Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of SUNY Potsdam's admissions stats.

SUNY Potsdam 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 1%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1.2%
Waitlist No

State University of New York College at Potsdam Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for State University of New York College at Potsdam.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to SUNY Potsdam?

SUNY Potsdam does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on State University of New York College at Potsdam Admissions

Transferring to State University of New York College at Potsdam

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does SUNY Potsdam Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at SUNY Potsdam

Wondering what factors are considered by SUNY Potsdam during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Class Rank Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with SUNY Potsdam for more information on admission factors.

SUNY Potsdam 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to SUNY Potsdam, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with SUNY Potsdam's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements DVD audition for music
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 2

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Potsdam?

Students admitted to SUNY Potsdam have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

SUNY Potsdam looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

SUNY Potsdam is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 1% of SUNY Potsdam's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for SUNY Potsdam?

What is a Good ACT Score for SUNY Potsdam?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to State University of New York College at Potsdam

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SUNY Potsdam.

Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Potsdam during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

SUNY Potsdam Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Potsdam?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SUNY Potsdam.

Does SUNY Potsdam accept transfer credits?

✅ SUNY Potsdam accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SUNY Potsdam accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does SUNY Potsdam accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ SUNY Potsdam accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Potsdam?

❌ No, SUNY Potsdam is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is SUNY Potsdam's acceptance rate?

✅ SUNY Potsdam's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Potsdam?

❌ SUNY Potsdam does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into SUNY Potsdam? SUNY Potsdam is a somewhat selective institution. The SUNY Potsdam acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


SUNY Potsdam Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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SUNY Potsdam ACT Scores


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SUNY Potsdam SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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SUNY Potsdam GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Potsdam, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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