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Are you applying to college? SUNY offers no registration fees at 64 schools, including SUNY ESF

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Applying to college? If so, you still have some time to apply for free.

The State University of New York announced last month that it would waive application fees at all 64 colleges and universities for two weeks, with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on that list.

From filling out college applications to visiting your best school, high school students are busy thinking about where they want to spend the next two to four years.

“Our freshman enrollment is up significantly in Fall 22 compared to Fall 21, and we expect this trend to continue over time,” said Kitty McCarthy, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. at SUNY ESF.

SUNY ESF has already received approximately 800 applications during the state’s free application period.

But time is running out, the two-week program ends this Sunday, November 6.

“Students have the option to apply to up to five SUNY campuses and not pay the application fee, which for some students could be a savings of up to $250.00,” McCarthy said.

Most applications cost students $50 just to apply, a price that can add up quickly for students and their families.

“It’s also a great way to give some exposure to SUNY and individual campuses to introduce us to students and families in a different way,” McCarthy said.

Students have two choices, they can either complete the SUNY application or the common application.

McCarthy said the overall process is relatively simple, taking students only 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

“We then continue with what we call a supplement, where we ask the students a little more about their interest in the ESF,” she adds.

A conversation that could lead to your future.

Click here to apply at ApplySUNY.
Click here using the common application.

To learn more about applying to SUNY, click here.