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Apply now to join the SBU Bearcats family — the application fee is currently waived so you can apply for FREE!

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Use the options below to select the SBU campus you wish to attend and the type of student you will be (undergraduate or graduate). You can then view your admissions requirements and begin your online application.

Freshmen Students:

  1. Create a MyBearcat account (or login if you already have an account created) — Make sure to save your login credentials in a safe place as you will use your MyBearcat account throughout the admissions process.
  2. Complete online application
  3. Submit official transcript from an accredited or approved high school or homeschool
  4. Meet two of the following three qualifiers:
    • 2.50+ high school cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale
    • 21+ ACT/1060+ SAT/68+ CLT composite score
    • Rank in the top 50% of high school class
  5. Continue to check your MyBearcat account regularly to check your application status, upload required documents, pay your deposit, etc.

SBU understands getting transcripts and/or taking the ACT/SAT is a struggle right now. To assist, SBU is temporarily moving to test optional and self-reported high school GPA for all admission. However, to potentially improve academic scholarship eligibility, students may elect to take the online CLT test. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have questions or concerns.

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Transfer Students:

  1. Create a MyBearcat account (or login if you already have an account created) — Make sure to save your login credentials in a safe place as you will use your MyBearcat account throughout the admissions process.
  2. Complete online application
  3. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  4. You must have a transfer GPA of 2.00 or higher to be admitted. If your GPA is lower than a 2.00, your application will be considered by the admissions committee.
  5. Continue to check your MyBearcat account regularly to check your application status, upload required documents, pay your deposit, etc.

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Have questions? Contact your admissions counselor, who is here to help you through each step of the process!

Online Application Instructions

Freshmen Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcript from an accredited or approved high school or homeschool
  3. Meet two of the following three qualifiers:
    • 2.50+ high school cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale
    • 21+ ACT/1060+ SAT/68+ CLT composite score
    • Rank in the top 50% of high school class

SBU understands getting transcripts and/or taking the ACT/SAT is a struggle right now. To assist, SBU is temporarily moving to test optional and self-reported high school GPA for all admission. However, to potentially improve academic scholarship eligibility, students may elect to take the online CLT test

Apply now

Transfer Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  3. You must have a transfer GPA of 2.00 or higher to be admitted. If your GPA is lower than a 2.00, your application will be considered by the admissions committee.

Apply now

Freshmen Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcript from an accredited or approved high school or homeschool
  3. Meet two of the following three qualifiers:
    • 2.50+ high school cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale
    • 21+ ACT/1060+ SAT/68+ CLT composite score
    • Rank in the top 50% of high school class

SBU understands getting transcripts and/or taking the ACT/SAT is a struggle right now. To assist, SBU is temporarily moving to test optional and self-reported high school GPA for all admission. However, to potentially improve academic scholarship eligibility, students may elect to take the online CLT test

Apply now

Transfer Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  3. You must have a transfer GPA of 2.00 or higher to be admitted. If your GPA is lower than a 2.00, your application will be considered by the admissions committee.

Apply now

Freshmen Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcript from an accredited or approved high school or homeschool
  3. Meet two of the following three qualifiers:
    • 2.50+ high school cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale
    • 21+ ACT/1060+ SAT/68+ CLT composite score
    • Rank in the top 50% of high school class

SBU understands getting transcripts and/or taking the ACT/SAT is a struggle right now. To assist, SBU is temporarily moving to test optional and self-reported high school GPA for all admission. However, to potentially improve academic scholarship eligibility, students may elect to take the online CLT test

Apply now

Transfer Students:

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  3. You must have a transfer GPA of 2.00 or higher to be admitted. If your GPA is lower than a 2.00, your application will be considered by the admissions committee.

Apply now

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