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Information for High School Students

Starting your college career at SUNY Jefferson is the smart thing to do. With small classes, personalized attention, active student clubs and athletics, and the chance to complete your program here and transfer on to competitive schools - there is more here!

SUNY Jefferson is also a great value. As a SUNY school with strong support from our community, we are able to offer low cost tuition, a full range of financial aid, and amazing scholarship opportunities such the Excelsior Scholarship as well as many generous Foundation Scholarships

We recommend that you apply for admission by December 1 of your senior year, if possible. We review applications on a rolling basis (all year), but it is best to apply early to have time to organize your financial aid and register for the classes that you want. Here are the steps:

  1. Apply
    Complete our free online application
  2. Transcripts
    Have your college counselor send us your high school transcript when you apply (after you graduate, and before you start classes at SUNY Jefferson, send an updated transcript showing that you completed high school). Transcripts can be sent to:

       SUNY Jefferson Enrollment Services, Office of Admissions
       Jules Center 6-010
       1220 Coffeen Street
       Watertown, NY 13601

   3.  Apply for Housing if you will live on campus

   4. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Excelsior Scholarship - New York has become the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free college at public colleges and universities for families making up to $100,000 per year! The deadline for this scholarship for fall 2017 is July 21, 2017.

Tips for getting ready for college during high school:

You will typically begin your college preparation as early as the 8th grade. Early planning will allow you to work closely with your school counselor in order to select courses that will build your academic preparation for success in college. A strong academic foundation in English, math and the sciences will position you for success in college and admission to your desired degree program. Deciding which college will meet your individual needs will take time, so starting early and narrowing your choices down by your junior year is very helpful.

We suggest that while you are in high school, you:

  • Discuss with your parents and family your interest in pursuing a college education
  • Meet with your school counselor to discuss college plans
  • Attend college information sessions, college fairs, and visit college websites
  • Visit college campuses whenever possible
  • Attend financial aid information sessions when scheduled at your school (or local college)
  • Explore EDGE offerings at your school. EDGE courses are college courses available to qualified students taught right in your home school.  These courses will give you a head start on college!

Your academic high school transcript is a reflection of your preparation, motivation, and good planning. Take pride in the work you do in high school!  The transcript will be carefully reviewed by college admissions officers.