Post Baccalaureate Acceptance

The following guidelines will assist you in attending SUNY Buffalo State as a post baccalaureate student:

  • Your registrations are restricted to graduate and/or undergraduate courses with open quotas (no reserved seats for majors, etc.) or those reserved for your post baccalaureate teacher certificateion major code.  At times, you might be able to enroll but to do so in other classes, you will need the instructor's permission.  You will be billed at the appropriate level, i.e. undergraduate tuition for undergraduate courses and graduate tuition for graduate courses.
  • If you wish to be considered for acceptance into a degree program at a later date, you must apply for graduate admission by the appropriate program admission deadline date and submit any required supplemental materials (varies by program).  If the desired program requires New York State Initial Teaching Certification, you must first complete the certification program requirements before being considered.
  • Financial Aid – contact the Financial Aid Office, Moot Hall, Room 260, 716-878-4902 immediately for information on financial assistance.  Attendance as a post baccalaureate teacher certificatio major will affect your financial aid eligibility.
  • Rules governing financial aid change frequently and they might be different than they were when you were an undergraduate.  Please take the time to understand all the financial aid regulations as they relate to your situation, especially guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  For more information please contact the Financial Aid Office at (716) 878-4902.

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