SUNY PURCHASE BFA Admissions Requirements

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Undergraduate Programs
Graphic Design BFA |  Painting/Drawing BFA | Photography BFA | Printmaking BFA | Sculpture BFA | Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary BFA | Visual Arts BS

Freshman

Deadlines to Apply:

Fall Priority Admission: December 1, 2013*
Fall Regular Admission: February 1, 2014
Spring admission not offered to freshman

*Priority Admission: Applicants submitting completed applications by December 1 will receive decisions on a rolling basis beginning January.

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Step 1: Apply Online:

You may apply using either the Common Application at www.commonapp.orgor the SUNY Application at www.suny.edu/Student/apply. Please use only one application form. The application fee is $50.

SUNY Supplemental Application and Essay:  Students using the SUNY application must complete theSUNY Supplemental Application and submit the essay answer for one of the essay topics (your choice) in the SUNY Supplemental Application.

The Common Application Writing Section:  Be sure to complete all applicable sections of the form, including the required writing statement.

Step 2: Submit Academic Records

All freshman applicants must submit the following information:

  • High School transcripts or GED scores
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • One letter of recommendation

BE GREEN, GO PAPERLESS: Purchase College recommends you self-report your academic transcript information electronically through the SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) system.*

If you are accepted to Purchase College, you or your high school must then submit official** copies of the following items (Official means documents are delivered in sealed envelopes from the school or delivered electronically directly from the school or testing service):

  • Your official high school transcripts or GED scores
  • Your official SAT or ACT scores (SAT/ACT scores and AP scores can be submitted electronically)

These items should be submitted electronically or mailed  directly to:

Purchase College-Application Processing
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2755

 

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Step 3:  Submit Portfolio

PORTFOLIO REVIEW DAYS 2013-2014
Although it is not a mandatory part of the application process, in-person portfolio reviews are highly recommended so that prospective students may receive direct feedback about their portfolio from a faculty member prior to submitting final admission portfolio online. Final admissions decisions are NOT made at in-person portfolio review days. Decisions are only made once the student has submitted a completed application and uploaded a portfolio at http://purchase.slideroom.com. For information on attending a Portfolio Review Day click here.

PRE-REGISTER FOR NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY

 

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Transfer

Deadlines to Apply:

Fall Priority Admission: December 1, 2013*
Fall Regular Admission: February 1, 2014
Spring Admission: December 15, 2013**

*Priority Admission: Applicants submitting completed applications by December 1 will receive decisions in February.

** Spring admission is not available for the BFA Graphic Design and BFA Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary programs

Step 1: Apply Online:

You may apply using either the Common Application at www.commonapp.orgor the SUNY Application at www.suny.edu/Student/apply. Please use only one application form. The application fee is $50.

Step 2: Submit Academic Records:

Transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 college credits are strongly encouraged to complete SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) in order to speed the review process. If you choose to complete your academic record online, please note that once you are accepted and indicate your intent to enroll, an official final transcript must be sent from your high school to Purchase College. Please see the information regarding SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) in the Freshman instructions above.

All transfer applicants must submit the following information:

  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended or in which you are currently enrolled.*
  • Official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores, if you have earned fewer than 24 college credits.*
  • One letter of recommendation from a recent college professor (for non-traditional age applicants, a letters from an employer is satisfactory)

These items must be sent directly to:

Purchase College-Application Processing 
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2755

*Students with under 24 college credits are required to submit official high school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT, and/or GED scores.  Students who have completed over 24 college credits at the time of application completion may choose to only submit college transcripts, but it is possible the Office of Admissions will request these additional items upon application review.  Students who have taken AP exams should submit all AP scores for evaluation and transfer credit.

Click here for information about transfer credit for the Art+Design BFA program.

**’Official’ means documents are delivered in sealed envelopes from the school or electronically directly from the school or testing service.

Click here for information about transfer credit for the Art+Design BFA program.

 

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Step 3: Submit the Transfer Supplemental Form:

SUNY Application Supplemental:  Students using the SUNY application must complete and submit the Transfer Supplemental Form in addition to the Purchase College Supplemental Form (see below).  Be sure to complete all applicable sections of the form including the required statement.  The supplemental form should be emailed directly to admessay@purchase.edu.

The form is available in the following formats:

Common Application Supplemental:  Students using the Common Application must complete and submit the Supplemental Application,Instructor Evaluations, and College Official’s Report in order for their application to be processed.

NOTE: Prior/current EOP/HEOP/SEEK/College Discovery students pleaseclick here for further instructions.

Step 4: Submit Portfolio

PORTFOLIO REVIEW DAYS 2013-2014
Although it is not a mandatory part of the application process, in-person portfolio reviews are highly recommended so that prospective students may receive direct feedback about their portfolio from a faculty member prior to submitting final admission portfolio online. Final admissions decisions are NOT made at in-person portfolio review days. Decisions are only made once the student has submitted a completed application and uploaded a portfolio at 
http://purchase.slideroom.com. For information on attending a Portfolio Review Day click here.

PRE-REGISTER FOR NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY

 

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