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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 November 1 for Spring 2023 and May 1 for Fall 2023 or the date on your letter of admission.

Pay your $150 Tuition Deposit

Pay your $200 Campus Housing Deposit*

Pay your $300 Orientation Fee


Access Your Portal for Next Steps


Refund Policies

Not sure where to start?

 Watch our video to view the steps you need to take to pay your deposits and fees to enroll at Stony Brook!

A Note From Housing

*Apply for campus housing and select your meal plan in the Campus Housing Portal. You will receive an e-mail with specific dates and deadlines when the portal becomes available to incoming students in November for spring admits and May for fall admits.

If housing demand greatly exceeds available spaces, Campus Residences will first implement assigning three students to a double room to offer as many students as possible the experience of our residential learning environment and if needed, implement a radius policy to prioritize housing to students who live farther away first.



Once you have enrolled and submitted your deposit, take a look below for the next steps!



Next Steps

Steps to complete after those above. Starting in April for the fall term, several days after completing the steps above, you’ll receive your NetID, which will serve as your single sign-on login for many University systems, including the campus housing portal and your SBU e-mail.

Your Journey Begins

The first day of classes is Monday, January 23 for Spring 2023 and August 21 for the Fall 2023 semester. Click here to view the University's academic calendar.

Additional Information

Making the Transition

The Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office is a staff of professional advisors who 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. 

As your general academic advising office, known as ATAS (Academic and Transfer Advising Services), the primary goal is to help you create a schedule so you can begin making degree progress at SBU right away.

While we are reviewing, evaluating, and manually posting your credits, you need to make sure you complete the following steps. You will not be able to move forward with the advising and registration process until these steps are completed.

After we complete our review of your records, we will begin to send you emails to your Stony Brook email account with next steps and information regarding creating your class schedule. You can review the Transfer Admitted Student Timeline for an overview of your enrollment steps.


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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.