The Admission Process
Admission to the SBU School of Graduate Studies is offered to students perceived to possess the academic and personal qualities necessary for success.
The admission committee makes this determination after a careful review of all aspects of an application:
- previous academic work
- recommendations (2)
- work experience
- interviews (if required)
- writing samples (if required)
- other items (if requested by program director)
- GMAT or GRE (if required by program)
SBU reviews applications on a rolling basis. To ensure a thorough review, your application should be delivered to the Office of Graduate Admissions at least 20 days before the desired start date.
If you are applying for an assistantship, or for the Learning/Teaching Fellowship offered by the Department of English, aim to submit your application no later than mid-February for the following fall semester.
Notification of applicants
The Office of Graduate Admissions will provide applicants with written notification of the committee’s decision. Admitted students will receive information regarding course selection and related matters, along with a form to return to SBU to confirm enrollment (needed for course registration).
Admitted students can confirm their enrollment by returning the Enrollment Notification Form mailed with their acceptance letter, or by e-mailing Graduate Admissions at email@example.com.
Students who do not confirm their enrollment will not be able to register for classes. Students may elect to defer enrollment by notifying the Office of Graduate Admissions.