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International Students

To reserve your space, complete these steps in the SOLAR System using your Stony Brook ID number and password by the date on your letter of admission.

  1. Pay your $150 Tuition Deposit
  2. Pay your $200 Campus Housing Deposit*
  3. Pay your $300 Orientation Fee
  4. Complete your New Student Preferences

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  * If requesting campus housing.  International students are strongly encouraged to live on-campus. New full-time first-year students are guaranteed housing provided the tuition/housing deposit is received and their new student preferences are submitted online by December 1 for spring admission; May 1 for fall admission. Transfers are offered campus housing on a space-available basis.

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Receiving Your I-20

Document your ability to meet all educational and living expenses for one year of study in accessVIS, Stony Brook's portal for visa and immigration services ( download tutorial). If you are unable to provide proof of financial support, you will not be eligible to receive an I-20 or to enroll at Stony Brook University.

Log into AccessVIS

After you have paid your tuition deposit and submitted your visa application, we will begin preparing your I-20. Admitted students who do not fully document proof of financial support after they submit their deposits should be aware of our deposit refund policies. Do not schedule an appointment with your consulate or schedule travel plans until you have received your I-20.


Next Steps

Steps to complete after those above.

Apply for Campus Housing

After receiving your NetID, apply for campus housing at . Your NetID will be sent by e-mail several days  after  you pay your deposits and complete your New Student Preferences (beginning November 1 for spring admits; April 1 for fall admits). All new students requesting campus housing are required to submit a housing application by December 15 for spring admits; between May 1 and June 15 for fall admits. You will also sign up for a meal plan in the Campus Housing Portal.

On-campus living is a very popular option at Stony Brook. To offer as many students as possible the experience of our residential learning environment, strategies that include assigning three students to a double room and other options will be utilized.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

Commuter students may sign up for meal plans by completing this   Faculty Student Association form .   Residential students sign up for meal plans in the Campus Housing Portal (do not use this form).

Download Guide Mobile App

Guide is a mobile advisor that gets you from orientation to graduation. The app helps you choose the right major, navigate requirements from financial aid to course registration, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines—all in the palm of your hand. Download Guide before your orientation for special tips and reminders.

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Don't have a smartphone?  You can still use the desktop version at

Disability Services Form (optional)

If you are a student with a disability that may impact your coursework, complete the  Student Intake Form .

Submit Your Advising Planning Form

After receiving your Orientation date, tell us more about your academic interests, AP scores, and transfer credits. You will also use t his form to sign up for   placement exams .

Send Final Transcripts & AP Scores

Send your final high school transcript to:

Undergraduate Admissions
118 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901

Send final official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:

Academic and Transfer Advising
E2360 Frank Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3353

Report AP scores online through College Board. Code = 2548.

Attend Orientation

Get ready for your enrollment by attending  Orientation  (part 1). You’ll meet other students in your Undergraduate College, tour the University, meet with your Academic Advisor and register for classes. Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

Purchase Health Insurance or Apply for Waiver

Stony Brook requires all full time students to have comprehensive health insurance, and provides a  plan for purchase  by those who do not currently have such a plan. If you already have health insurance, you must apply for a health insurance waiver or you will be automatically billed for SB's plan. Once you register for classes, a fee for health insurance will be posted on your account. Log on to SOLAR and look for insurance waivers under “Student Financial Services” on the menu bar.

Attend Experience Stony Brook

Just a few days before the start of classes you will participate in Experience Stony Brook (part 2 of Orientation), where you will discover the vast resources and opportunities available to you as an SB student. You’ll attend various programs and workshops focused on your academic success, campus involvement, and health and wellness.

Your Journey Begins

The first day of classes is Monday, January 22, 2018 for the spring 2018 semester;  Monday, August 27, 2018 for the fall 2018 semester.   Click here  to view the University's academic calendar.



Kick Start Your Stony Brook Education

Enroll in the Global Summer Institute

  • Earn academic credit towards your degree
  • Practice and improve your English language skills
  • Make friends and get to know our campus
  • Go on field trips to New York City

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Choose one of our four options to advance your academic and professional goals. You will expand your cultural horizons and have a one-of-a-kind experience. Join us this summer to enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island and the cosmopolitan flair of New York City!


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