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Bengal Experience Grant

  1. Our Bengal Experience Grant encourages prospective students and families to experience Buffalo State University firsthand by attending any single admissions event, such as open house, admitted student days, or virtual visits as part of their search process. First-Year students can be awarded up to $1,000 per year by taking advantage of any of the visit opportunities on this website (visit required before May 1 for grant eligibility).

    It truly does pay to visit Buffalo State!


Destination Buffalo State Grant

  1. For out-of-state students: The Destination Buffalo State Grant award is for full-time students who do not qualify for in-state tuition rates as a resident of New York State and who choose to live on campus while attending Buffalo State.

You’ve Been Accepted!

Congratulations! You’re on your way to becoming a Bengal! Whether you are a first-year or transfer student, we’ll take you through the next steps in the process.

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Accepted Students - Your Next Steps

Guarantee your spot! Spring deposits are due by November 1 (or within 30 days of your acceptance letter if after November 1). Fall deposits are due by June 1 (or within 30 days of your acceptance letter if after June 1).

Submit Your Tuition Deposit

Students accepted into the EOP program do not need to submit a tuition deposit, but are required to submit the "Admissions Reply Form."

Submit Your Admissions Reply Form

Mail to:
SUNY Buffalo State
Undergraduate Admissions
Moot Hall 110
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

To verify that your final transcript and proof of high school graduation have been received, please call the Admissions Office at (716) 878-4017.

If you are filing for any type of state or federal aid, receipt of a final high school transcript or GED/TASC will be required before any funds can be disbursed.


Orientation is mandatory for all new incoming students. Students can register for orientation through the student portal. If you have secured your spot to attend Buffalo State, you will receive an email with the subject "Register For Orientation." Please visit the orientation website for additional details.

Orientation website

Review meal plans

For Residents: 

Submit your online Residence Hall and Meal Plan application and payment

(Residence Hall and Meal Plan application is included in your acceptance package).

After you receive a housing packet:

Get Your Room Assignment

Contact Your New Roommate

Learn About Residence Hall Services

As a new student, you'll need to access several online systems to perform different tasks and get important information.

These systems are accessible from the MyBuffState page.

Review and activate accounts*

*You may activate your accounts 24 hours after submitting your tuition deposit.

Additional Steps for Transfer and International Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Tutorial
In your Applicant Portal, your Enrollment Checklist will contain links to modules in the Transfer Tutorial.

Please review all modules to learn more about advising, course registration, and how to review transfer credits in Degree Works.

Once you review all the modules, you will receive an email with your advising PIN. You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with your advisor for assistance in choosing and registering for classes.

Register for Transfer Orientation

Transfer Credit Services

International Students

Finalize Immigration Documents

Obtain Your Visa

Update your Visa and SEVIS