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If you were a matriculated (degree seeking) Purchase student in the past, we are eager to welcome you back. Readmission to the College is necessary for formerly matriculated students who have separated from the College. The readmission process must be completed for you to be matriculated.

Application Deadlines:

Completed applications must be received by the Registrar’s Office by the following dates:

  • Fall semester - July 15
  • Spring Semester - December 1

Application Instructions:

Applications cannot be processed until all required documents and related materials (below) are on file in the Registrar’s Office.

  1. A completed readmission form
  2. An essay explaining your activities since leaving Purchase, including dates (month and year) of each activity. Submit your essay with the completed readmission application;
  3. Official transcript(s) of all coursework completed at other colleges while away from Purchase;
  4. An audition, interview, or portfolio review may be required if you are applying for a major in the visual or performing arts. If required, you will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office;
  5. Letter(s) of recommendation or any evidence supporting your likelihood of having a successful career at Purchase (required if you were not in good academic standing when you departed from Purchase, optional for those in good academic standing);
  6. Evidence of honorable separation from the military (if applicable; please refer to the readmission policy for military personnel for additional information);
  7. The $25.00 non-refundable Reapplication Fee (required beginning Jan. 1, 2013);
  8. Forward all documentation and related materials to:
    Purchase College, SUNY
    Office of the Registrar
    735 Anderson Hill Road
    Purchase, NY 10577-1400