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
First Thing First: Log on to Banner Web
Banner Web is your portal for accessing all information pertaining to your academic records, financial aid and billing. You can also complete processes such as vehicle registration, web check-in and Code of Conduct affirmation. To log in, you'll need your Banner ID (800#) and PIN.
Pay Your Deposit
This will secure your registration and room for the upcoming semester. Web payment is only available for students entering in the fall semester.
Apply for Financial Aid
SUNY Cobleskill’s financial aid code for the FAFSA is 002856. Please note, Financial Award letters will start being mailed the first week in March.
Attend 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.
Follow SUNY Cobleskill:
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
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.
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 date/time.
For more information about planning your arrival, what to pack for college, and traveling to the US, visit the International Education web pages >>
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 15th for best consideration of your preferences. Housing assignments are available on the eRezLife site mid-July.
For any questions, please contact Residential Life at email@example.com or 518-255-5215.
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.
For any questions, please contact the CobyCard Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-255-5886.
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.
For any questions, please contact the Wellness Center at email@example.com or 518-255-5225.
Send final transcripts, AP score reports, SAT or ACT scores and documents indicating
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.
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-255-5525.
Students must go through 2 steps:
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.
We coordinate support and accommodations for students with any kind of learning differences
and physical disability.
Students accepted through the MERITS program must sign and return the MERITS contract to the Admissions office.
Before You Start Your First Semester
Pay Your Bill
Semester bills are sent out electronically to your SUNY Cobleskill email address in mid-December for the spring semester and early July for the fall semester.
Looking for work?
There is a part-time job fair the first week of classes for positions both on and off campus. Look for posters on bulletin boards around campus when you arrive.
You can also find job listings exclusively for SUNY Cobleskill students on College Central.
Check Out Clubs
There are more than 40 clubs on campus! Visit the club fair during the first week of classes.
Register for Orientation
This summer, you can register for one of four sessions so you can choose the date that fits your schedule. During this time, you will meet with other new students, Orientation Leaders, faculty and staff to learn all about our campus community as well as get ready for your new home away from home.
Learn About Veteran 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.
Pack Your Things
What should you bring to campus? What should you leave at home? We've made a list of recommendations for being comfortable in your new dorm.
Be sure to read the details about renting a mini-fridge for your dorm room!
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. It's the official way of "checking in" for the semester.