Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Admissions - Prospective Students
There is a mandatory $50 application fee. The SUNY Application Service Center or the Common Application will process your application and forward it to our Admissions Office. Please be sure to send all admission documents to the Admissions Office.
The SAT or ACT is required for all students seeking a bachelor’s degree or for any prospective student athlete. It is recommended for our Associate Degree programs. We are not looking for a specific score. Some of our top scholarships require the SAT or ACT so we encourage you to take it and submit your scores. You could also be exempt from placement testing if you score well. SAT/ACT’s are not required for transfer students.
The required score is 2450 (or 245 if old scoring was used).
I am currently a student at another college, but I am interested in attending SUNY Canton. How do I get started?
We also have a list of frequently asked questions for transfer students that can help you as well, http://www.canton.edu/admissions/transfer/faqs.html.
You can schedule a tour of our campus and an appointment with one of our admissions counselors by calling the Admissions Office at 1-800-388-7123 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have our Open Houses. For more information, please go to http://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html
You can visit http://www.canton.edu/admissions/military.html to find information to get you started in the right direction in your college career. You can also contact our Military and Veteran Student Service Coordinator, Patrick Massaro, at 315-386-7073 or email him at email@example.com.
Yes. We welcome international students. For more information you can visit http://www.canton.edu/Admissions/international/ for more information. We also have a list of frequently asked questions regarding international applications. Please visit http://www.canton.edu/Admissions/international/faqs.html for more information.
SUNY Canton offers rolling admission for both spring and fall semesters, with the exception of our selective programs (Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Vet Tech).
For our selective programs, the deadline is February 1st. We encourage all applicants to apply early to receive the best housing and financial aid options.
We require a high school transcript if a student does not currently have 30 credit hours or more.
Our applications are processed through the SUNY Application Services Center in Albany, NY. If you are requesting your application fee to be waived, please call the center at 1-800-342-3811.
No. As long as you are a SUNY transfer student with an AAS degree, you don’t have to pay the application fee. Please contact the SUNY Application Services Center in Albany, NY at 1-800-342-3811 for more information.
If you never attended or withdrew from the college, please contact the college’s Registrar’s office and have them send us a letter verifying you didn’t attend.
I received a hold letter requesting a transcript from a College, and I owe them money. They will not release my transcript until the money is paid. What are my options?
If you owe money to another college and cannot obtain your transcript, your application to SUNY Canton will remain on hold and cannot be processed without the transcript.
When you are accepted, we will mail you an acceptance letter with a checklist, which will get you started on UCanWeb. UCanWeb is your main gateway to accept your financial aid, pay your deposits, and view your schedule plus much more. You can also complete your enrollment process at http://www.canton.edu/admissions/admitted.html.
You can visit http://www.canton.edu/academics/prerequisites.html and learn more about the admission and program requirements for all our programs. For a listing of all our programs, you can visit http://www.canton.edu/academics/.
Please visit http://www.canton.edu/catalog/, which offers a PDF version of our college catalog along with course listings and our student handbook.
Yes. For more information, please visit http://www.canton.edu/academics/minors.html.
About SUNY Canton
If you want to find out more about SUNY Canton, we encourage you to make an appointment for a tour and speak with an Admissions Counselor. You can call our Admissions Office at 1-800-388-7123, and one of our representatives can schedule an appointment for you to visit and learn more about our campus. We offer tours Monday-Friday at 10 AM and 2 PM. We also offer interviews with our Admissions Counselors Monday-Friday at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.
We also have Open Houses at various times during the fall and spring. Open houses offer you an opportunity to visit the campus, meet with students and faculty, and speak with the Admissions and Financial Aid offices. You can sign up for Open Houses at http://www.canton.edu/admissions/open_house.html.
SUNY Canton is located in the northern part of New York State, also known as the “The North Country.” The North Country is identified as the region between Lake Ontario and Lake Champlain in breadth and the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains lengthwise. The North Country is a place of history and abundant with outdoor recreation activities including skiing, fishing, hunting, and many hiking and snowmobile trails.
Canton is St. Lawrence’s county seat and borders along the Grasse River. Canton is a quaint village with a small town atmosphere that is ideal to raise a family and perfect for all levels of research and education. SUNY Canton is within walking distance to the downtown area where there are shops, cafes, a library, museums and a movie theater. Canton is also home to St. Lawrence University. Our neighboring village, Potsdam, is home to SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University. All colleges have many sporting and entertainment events open to the public.
SUNY Canton is a short distance from our neighbor to the north, Canada. A day trip or a weekend spent in Canada’s Capitol, Ottawa, or the beautiful city of Montreal is a great way to relax and enjoy the many activities they offer. We are also approximately one and half hours away from beautiful Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, where you can enjoy skiing, shopping and many other events. You can also visit http://www.canton.edu/about_canton/ for more information about our area and visit various local links.
Our Financial Aid/Student Service Center office can answer all your questions regarding financial aid, FAFSA, tuition, health insurance and billing. You can contact them at 315-386-7616 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they are located in the lower level of French Hall. View current tuition and fees. You can pay your SUNY Canton phone bill and pick up your student employment paychecks at our One-Hop Shop Student Service Center.
All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Upon being accepted to SUNY Canton, scholarship information will be emailed to you, at which time you are encouraged to complete the general scholarship application for consideration. Scholarship applications may be submitted on a rolling basis, and you will be notified via both your SUNY Canton and personal email if you receive a scholarship. The scholarship committee reviews fall scholarship applications until funds are completely awarded. You can find out more information by visiting our Scholarships webpage.
How does financial aid work if I take a course at another college (not just the Associated Colleges) while enrolled at SUNY Canton?
You can complete our consortium agreement with our financial aid office and then register for the course. You should contact the college where you are enrolling in the course to find out if payment is required before enrollment. Please visit the Consortium Agreement for more information.
Admissions - Admitted Students
If you are a current SUNY Canton student, our Registrar’s Office can assist you with cross-registering. You can contact them at 315-386-7042 or email them at email@example.com, and they are located at the lower level of French Hall. If you are a student at St. Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam or Clarkson University, please contact your Registrar’s office on your campus for assistance.
Depositing lets you:
- Complete your housing form and the sooner you submit the form, the higher priority you have for housing choices.
- Make an advising appointment to register for courses, hopefully before a course you want fills.
- Sign up for summer orientation, hopefully before the orientation date you prefer fills.
We send enrollment packets to all accepted students. You can access the packet materials online at http://www.canton.edu/enroll. If you have misplaced your acceptance letter, please contact the Admissions Office for a replacement.
Our enrollment deposit is $50, and our housing deposit is $55. If you are an EOP student, the enrollment deposit is $25, and the housing deposit is $20. You can pay your deposits online at http://www.canton.edu/admissions/enroll/. If you are having difficulty paying your deposit, please contact the Office of Admissions to inquire about a possible deposit reduction.
If you have been accepted to SUNY Canton but are not attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request in writing to withdraw your application. Refunds of deposits will be awarded only for those requests made before or on May 1st.
Submitted materials, including transcripts and writing samples, become the property of the institution and will not be returned to the applicant.
I was accepted into Nursing/Physical Therapy/Licensed Practical Nursing/Vet Tech and my application was cancelled because I didn't pay my deposit. I thought I was all set?
Our majors in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Licensed Practical Nursing and Vet Tech are highly selective programs with a limited number of seats. Your acceptance letter will inform you of your deposit deadline, and we encourage you to submit your deposit as soon as possible to hold your seat in the program. Failure to submit a deposit by the specified date will result in the cancellation of your application and the loss of your seat in the program to another qualified student.
To change your major, please send an email to email@example.com to request it in writing.
The Residence Life office oversees housing assignments and roommate information. You can contact them at 315-386-7513 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit http://www.canton.edu/residence_life/. They also have a page of frequently asked questions that may help you, http://www.canton.edu/residence_life/faq.html.
You can obtain all information regarding the academic calendar by visiting http://www.canton.edu/academic/calendar/
First time students’ schedules are created with the Office of Advising & First Year Programs. Their phone number is 315-379-3954, and their email is email@example.com. You can also visit http://www.canton.edu/advising_center/ for more information. Your schedule will not be created until your deposit is paid.
Transfer and readmit students should contact their dean’s offices to set up their schedules.
- Visit the School of Business and Liberal Arts
- Visit the Canino School of Engineering Technology
- Visit the School of Science, Health and Criminal Justice
When they are completed, you will be able to view your schedule on UCanWeb. Your schedule will not be created until your deposit is paid.
Students who live on campus or attend the local campus, may upload a photo on UCANWEB if you are a first time freshman or transfer student, after you have paid a housing deposit or have registered for orientation. Your card will be printed and available for pick up when you arrive on campus. ID cards cannot be mailed. A student may also choose to have a photo taken in the College Association Office, located in the Campus Center. We recommend using the upload process for your convenience. You may contact the College Association office by calling 315-386-7210.
ID cards can be reported lost by logging onto https://get.cbord.com/. You can also report it lost at the One-Hop Shop in Miller Campus Center. You may contact the College Association office by calling 315-386-7210. There is a $15 replacement fee for lost cards. Damaged cards will be replaced at no charge if the defective, active card is turned in.
You can select the meal plan of your choice on UCANWEB when you are setting up your housing selection. The College Association Office can assist you in setting up your meal plan and your Roo Card. Meal plan changes must be done in person. The College Association office is located in the Miller Campus Center. You may contact the College Association office by calling 315-386-7210.
You can purchase textbooks at the Textbook Center in the Miller Campus Center or order them online at http://www.canton.edu/ca/campus_store/. You can also call them at 315-386-7112 or the Campus Store at 315-386-7319.
All students, including first-year students, can bring a car to campus, but there is a parking fee. You can find out more information about traffic and parking regulations at http://www.canton.edu/university_police/parking.html.
Orientation enables new students to easily transition from home/high school to the college environment. Students will be able to experience campus life, meet with Deans and academic advisors and gain a sense of the academic expectations. You can visit http://www.canton.edu/orientation/ for more information regarding orientation, or you can give them a call at 315-379-3822. Orientation is mandatory for all students who are new to our campus. Exceptions are made only for those that do not attend in person on the Canton Campus.
SUNY Canton has an Office of Diversity Affairs that helps to promote, support and integrate diversity initiatives to improve our students’ education. The Office of Diversity Affairs offers services and programs that can help students learn to value diversity. By visiting http://www.canton.edu/diversity/ you can find out more information about the services provided by the Office of Diversity Affairs. You can also visit their office at the Miller Campus Center for more information.
All information regarding Southworth Library can be found at http://www.canton.edu/library/.
I am not sure if I want to continue my education or pursue a job after graduation. Is there anyone that can help?
SUNY Canton’s Career Services Center can offer assistance and guidance to help you select a career. By visiting http://www.canton.edu/career_services/index.html you can find out more information about our Career Services Center. The website also offers information on how to set up a resume and cover letter, as well as perform job searches. You can also stop into the Career Services Center located in the Miller Campus Center. They can sit down with you and assist you in developing your career path and future goals.
If you previously attended SUNY Canton and have not attended any other colleges or universities since your separation from us, you can fill out a Readmission Form by visiting http://www.canton.edu/admissions/readmission.html. If you have attended another college and would like to return to SUNY Canton, you will have to reapply by clicking the “Apply Now” button and pay the $50 application fee.
You can visit http://www.canton.edu/provost/suspension.html for information regarding academic suspension. If you have further questions, you can contact the Office of Provost at 315-386-7202.
**Please note: all information included on this page is subject to change