Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Cobleskill! But now what? This checklist is meant to guide you with resources as you make your final decision to attend SUNY Cobleskill and become #CobyBound. After receiving your acceptance letter, we suggest you pay your deposit to secure your registration and room for the upcoming semester even if you’re still deciding if we’re the right fit.
Once you’ve paid your deposit and made your final decision, there are a few steps to prepare you for the semester ahead – both in the classroom and in campus life. After submitting your deposit, your Cobleskill.edu email becomes the primary method of official college communication. In the months leading up to your first semester, you will receive information from a variety of on-campus offices, so be sure to check your new SUNY Cobleskill email regularly.
We look forward to helping you make a smooth transition into your first semester at SUNY Cobleskill.
After Your Acceptance Letter
Pay Deposit >>
This will secure your registration and room for the upcoming semester.
Web payment is only available for students entering in the fall semester.
Register for an Accepted Student Day >>
These events are specially tailored for you and offer more information than a general Open House. Meet fellow incoming students, current students, and faculty from your major. Set up your first semester schedule and receive your final schedule for fall after deposit payment at, or prior to, this event.
It’s also a way to ensure SUNY Cobleskill is the right fit if you’re still deciding.
Apply for Financial Aid >>
SUNY Cobleskill’s financial aid code is 002856.
Financial Award letters will start being mailed the first week in March.
Apply for Scholarships >>
Last year, our campus awarded $884,875 in scholarships. Read descriptions of internal scholarships, fill out the scholarship application form, and start your search for external scholarships, too.
After Your Deposit Has Been Paid
Activate Your Cobleskill Email and Start Checking It Regularly
You will receive details about how to activate your email after your deposit has been received; before completing any further steps you must activate your email account using the PIN you received during the application process.
Directions for activating >>
Open Webmail >>
For any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-255-5800.
International Students - Expect Your I-20
Upon receipt of your deposit, expect your I-20 to arrive in the mail. If you need to know the SEVIS number on your I-20 in order to make an appointment for a visa interview, please contact the Office of International Education at InternationalEducation@cobleskill.edu. Please remember that you will have to pay an I-901 fee before making an appointment for a visa interview. Find more information about the visa interview process on the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website >>
Then, send the Office of International Education a message with the details on your arrival.
For more information about planning your arrival, what to pack for college, and traveling to the US, visit the International Education web pages >>
Athletes - Reach out to Coaches
Be sure to fill out an Athletic Recruitment Form so that the Department of Sport and Exercise knows you’re interested in playing a sport.
For more information, contact the Office of Sport & Exercise at email@example.com or 518-255-5127
Register for Housing
Use your SUNY Cobleskill email to sign into the eRezLife portal to complete the online
housing survey. The housing survey becomes available in March; you should complete it by June 1 for best consideration of your preferences. Housing assignments are available on the eRezLife site mid-July. More info & register now >>
For any questions, please contact Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-255-5215.
Select your Meal Plan and Accept CAS Terms & Conditions
As a new student, you are automatically added to the recommended Unlimited Meal Plan.
You have until the end of the first week of classes to make changes to your plan. Check out
CAS’s website to complete the online meal plan contract (to accept terms and conditions)
and submit by email. More info & complete now >>
For any questions, please contact the CobyCard Office at email@example.com or 518-255-5886.
Submit Your Immunization Records
Starting in March, you can submit complete health and immunization information online through the Wellness Center patient portal, or by mail or fax. This information should be submitted before the beginning of the semester. More info & submit now >>
For any questions, please contact the Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-255-5225.
Gather and Submit Official Academic Documents
Send final transcripts, AP score reports, SAT or ACT scores and documents indicating any
college credits earned to Admissions.
High school transcripts are required in order to enroll for the semester. They must be signed by your high school guidance counselor, provide a graduation date and have a school seal. Your transcript must be sent in an official capacity (in a sealed envelope through the mail directly from the guidance office, or electronically through an approved program directly from guidance office).
For transfer students, make sure to send your official college transcript(s), along with any other documents that indicate credits you have earned.
When in doubt, contact admissions to see if any items are needed. If applicable, document your disability with the AccessABILITY office and learn how to register for accommodations.
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com or 518-255-5525.
Submit Documents for Educational Support Services
Educational Opportunity Program >>Students must go through 2 steps:
• Review of academics
• Review of financial aid
If accepted, students will receive a welcome phone call from the EOP office. Then students must submit a statement or complete the Acceptance Confirmation Form to indicate that they will be attending SUNY Cobleskill.
For any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.
AccessABILITY >>We coordinate support and accommodations for students with any kind of learning differences and physical disability.
MERITS Program >>Students accepted through the MERITS program must sign and return the MERITS contract to the Admissions office.
Before You Start Your First Semester
Get Ready for Orientation
We're still finalizing details for Orientation 2017; check back for dates and more information.
Veterans Resources >>
Whether you plan to study
part-time while on active duty, or upon fulfillment of your military service obligation, we offer exclusive services and benefits to veterans. We also have an active Students Veterans Association.
Pay Your Bill >>
Semester bills are sent out electronically to your SUNY Cobleskill email address in early July for the fall semester and
mid-December for the spring semester.
Pack your things >>
What should you bring to campus? What should you
leave at home? Take a look
at this checklist!
Be sure to look into renting a mini-fridge for your dorm room!
Looking for work? >>
You can find job listings exclusively for SUNY Cobleskill students on College Central.
There is also a part-time job fair the first week of classes, look for posters on campus.
Check out campus clubs >>
There are more than 40 clubs on campus! Visit the club fair during the first week of classes.
Check your housing assignment. >>
Your hall assignment will be available on eRezLife at the end of July.
Complete Web Check-In >>
Web check-in on Banner is the final stage before arriving on campus. Check-in will be available early August.