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Transfer Students

Steps to Enroll

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

Enroll Now in SOLAR

* If requesting campus housing. Transfers will be assigned to campus housing only if space exists and are advised to submit their housing deposit and New Student Preferences as soon as possible for fullest consideration. Priority is given based on deposit date and proximity to campus.

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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).

Accept Your Financial Aid Award

Click on "Financial Aid" in  SOLAR  to accept/decline your awards online.

Complete Your Health Forms

1.  The Immunization/Meningitis Form must be submitted at least three weeks prior to your Orientation date.

2.  The Health Form must be submitted before the first day of classes.

Copies of the immunization form or immunization history may be digitally uploaded to the Student Health Patient Portal.

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.

Additional Information

Making the Transition

The Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office is where you’ll find the answers to all your academic questions and concerns throughout your transitional first year. A staff of professional advisors will evaluate your transfer credits for general education requirements, facilitate the evaluation of your transfer credits for major and upper-division requirements, and enter your transfer credits on your Stony Brook transcript. Advisors are available to help students select courses and plan their academic programs, taking into consideration coursework completed at previously attended colleges and universities. The Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office provides a supportive environment for new transfer students, and is committed to fostering and inspiring student success.


Join an Undergraduate College Academy!

Stony Brook's internationally recognized Undergraduate College Academies program adds an academic dimension to the residential experience on campus. Participation in the UGC Academies, offers students the opportunity to work with faculty, staff and other students on projects designed to make academic and co-curricular connections. Each Academy sponsors events on campus and in the residence halls related to the academic minor and theme of each program.

The UGC Academies encourage students to discover, grow and build relationships that promote success during the college years and beyond. They also bring together varied disciplinary specializations, and scholarly topics to create an academic minor and activities related to that minor.

Environmental Studies
Health and Wellness
International Studies
Leadership Development
Media Arts


ADV 101 for New Transfer Students

You'll have the opportunity to enroll in Introduction to Stony Brook, a 1-credit seminar designed to enrich your first semester experience. ADV 101 includes only 20 students per class and meets weekly with an academic advisor. Through academic advisement, exploring campus resources, group activities, discussions, and presentations, ADV 101 will provide you with the necessary tools to achieve a successful academic and social transition from your previous college or university.



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