Freshman Admissions

 Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? How do you get there?

The best way to find your answers is to learn more about SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Students outside UnionAcross this website you will find information about our nearly 50 undergraduate degree offerings, the vibrant campus life we offer our students, and the success achieved by graduates of our College. Please take your time to look around and learn about all we have to offer.

Here, you will find information to help you complete the admissions process at Old Westbury.

Admission as a freshman student is based on our seeing the evidence of a rigorous high school curriculum, with Regents classes, Honors classes and Advanced Placement courses strongly preferred.  We seek students with an 80 high school average or above.  You should have a combined score of 1000 on the SAT (reading and mathematics scores combined) or at least a 22 on the ACT.

Once your done researching what college is right for you, we hope you’ll agree that our high quality academics, world class faculty, fun-filled campus life, and affordable tuition makes Old Westbury your college of choice.

How to Apply

The recommended application date for freshmen is March 15th for Fall entry; October 15th for Spring entry. To ensure a timely review of your application, it is best to act early.  Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.

Follow the simple steps here for admission as a freshman to Old Westbury:

Step 1: Apply Online

SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application. Please complete and submit only one of these applications.  Both require a $50 non-refundable application fee.

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The SUNY Online application 

is accepted by SUNY campuses only and and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

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The Common Application

is accepted by more than 400 selective colleges nationwide and allows you to apply to any participating school with one application.

Step 2:  Forward Transcripts and Test Results

Freshman must submit a high school transcript and official results from the ACT or SAT I examinations. It is recommended that you have scores sent directly from the testing agency. 

All transcripts may be sent electronically, and applicants also have the option of completing the SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) in lieu of mailing a paper transcript. More information can be found on SUNY Website.

Step 3:  Submit Supplemental Essay

Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay.  Download the essay assignment.

Applicants are encouraged to submit supplemental forms electronically to the mailbox, however, hard copies can be mailed to the Office of Admissions. 

Step 4: Submit all other requested items

Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades.  Should you be asked for such information, please be certain to provide a prompt response and submission.

Step 5: Note the new application mailing address

SUNY Old Westbury has a new mailing address for all admission documents:

SUNY Old Westbury
Admission Processing
279 Broadway
Albany, New York 11204-2755