(Optional for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022*)
Official scores from the SAT, ACT or both must be sent directly from the testing agency. SAT Code: 2548, ACT Code: 2952.
*Stony Brook will be test optional for applicants for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022. Admission to Stony Brook is based on a holistic review of a student’s academic record
including the overall grade point average and strength of curriculum, as well as other
academic and personal factors such as co-curricular and community involvement, evidence
of leadership, special talents or interest.
One letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or counselor. This may be submitted electronically through your application portal using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form or the recommender can email us the document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send two Teacher Evaluations if you are applying for any of our honors programs. If you are applying to WISE, at least one evaluation should be from a science or math teacher.
Students using The Common Application or Coalition Application can apply to honors
programs on their application. Those who submit the SUNY Application must apply for
honors programs and upload an essay (on a topic of your choosing) in your SBU admissions
portal. Applicants to the Honors College, University Scholars and WISE: Upload a brief
statement in your admissions portal on why you believe you will be a good fit for
your preferred honors program. Scholars for Medicine and Scholars for Dental Medicine
applicants: Upload an essay on "What aspects about medicine (or dental medicine) intrigue
you? Describe how these aspects influence your life" (up to 650 words). All items
are due February 1.
The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State’s commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possess the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully.
Please note that the EOP/AIM program only considers applicants for fall semester admission. This program is dependent on New York State funding allocations, which vary from year to year. Students who wish to be considered for the EOP/AIM program will be notified at the earliest possible date if we are unable to consider their fall semester application due to a lack of funding.
The table below lists the income guidelines for EOP admission for the 2021-22 academic year.
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,288 for each additional person.
Home-schooled students constitute a small yet growing percentage of Stony Brook's applicant pool. We are happy to accept and review applications from students who have been home-schooled.
Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities for international students. Please review our application procedures for a list of required credentials.
An additional application and audition are required for entry to our Music major.
Nursing is an upper-division major at Stony Brook University, requiring at least 57 credits and specific prerequisites. First-year applicants are considered for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences, where students are offered the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses prior to applying to the nursing major.
The School of Nursing Scholars Program offers a select number of students early assurance of a seat in the nursing program upon successful completion of core requirements and foundation courses.
Social work is an upper-division major at Stony Brook University, requiring at least 57 credits and specific prerequisites. First-year applicants are considered for admission to the College of Arts and Sciences, where students are offered the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses prior to applying to the social work major.
Applications will be accepted after these deadlines on a space-available basis.
|Entry Term||Priority Deadline||Credentials Deadline||Notification Schedule|
|Fall 2021||February 1||February 1||By April 1|
|Spring 2021||November 1||November 1||Beginning Mid-November|