Admission Procedures

Admissions Office
Moot Hall 110
(716) 878-4017

Buffalo State participates in the SUNY application (freshman and transfer) and the national Common Application (freshman and transfer). These forms can be completed and submitted online at,, or Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in November for spring and fall applicants. Processing continues until new-student enrollment goals have been met. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials as early as possible to receive timely consideration. 

All matriculating students born on or after January 1, 1957, must submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Students who cannot show proper proof of immunity will not be permitted to register. A completed health report and physician’s certificate must be on file at the college’s Weigel  Wellness Center. 

All accepted students must submit a $125 advance tuition deposit, with the exception of Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) participants. This deposit is applied to the fall or spring semester tuition bill (whichever is appropriate).  

Refunds of the tuition deposit are made only under the following circumstances:  

  • A refund request must be made within 30 days after the date of acceptance, or by May 1 for summer/fall terms or November 1 for spring term, whichever is later, but prior to the first day of registration. 

  • If the college withdraws a conditional acceptance. 

  • If the student withdraws to enter military service. 

  • If the college comptroller deems that conditions beyond the student’s control warrant a refund and appropriate documentation is provided.  

Requests for tuition deposit refunds must be received in writing and include the appropriate documentation.