Incoming Student Checklist
Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Upstate Medical University!
Tasks to complete:
Accepted Student Checklist (downloadable PDF)
Accepted Student Checklist
- Please note that if you were accepted into the Physical Therapy program, you are not required to pay a deposit until after Jan 15th
Log-in to MyUpstate
Submit ID Badge Photo
Your ID badge photo needs to be approved before you have access to the GroupWise email system and the Blackboard class information system. Instructions for the badge submission will be on your MyUpstate account.
Complete Incoming Student Background Check
A background check is required by the University for all incoming students. Acceptance of this offer affirms that you have read the Background Information Sheet and understand your obligations regarding submission of a background check and updating the Office of Admissions with subsequent information. This must be completed prior to orientation.
- College of Medicine MD, MD/MPH, RMSP, and MD/PhD do not need to complete another background check, as one was completed through AMCAS.
- College of Graduate Studies PhD accepted students are considered employees of the University and will have employee background checks conducted upon matriculation as graduate assistants.
- International applicants are not required to submit the SUNY Upstate "My Certified" background check, as a background check is required for the Visa application process.
- Current Upstate Employees who have had a background check completed within the last 6 months do NOT need to complete another background check & can request a copy of their background check from Human Resources and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accept Financial Aid
All accepted students who have completed a FAFSA will receive an email to log onto MyUpstate to review their Financial Aid Award. The Financial Aid tab in MyUpstate outlines the financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.) available. Please follow the instructions on the tab to accept or decline your aid and complete the necessary loan requirements such as the e-MPN, Entrance Counseling, or Financial Aid Verification. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (315) 464-4570.
Take Housing Survey
Once your deposit is processed, you will see a link in your MyUpstate directing you to complete your intent to live on campus in Geneva Tower.
Submit Health Forms and Immunization Records
All students must upload their Health History Form, Proof of Physical and Immunization records in their MyUpstate at least 4 weeks prior to the start of class. We encourage all students to have their PPD completed by the doctor performing their physical, prior to arriving on Campus. Please visit the Student Health Mandatory Health Clearance Website for additional information and to submit forms.
Submit Final Transcripts, Advanced Credit, and College Credit Coursework
We must receive final transcripts, including any AP, IB, and CLEP, showing successful completion of your current studies. Official college transcripts and test scores can be addressed directly to:
SUNY Upstate Student Admissions
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Review Health Insurance Requirement
All Students are required to have health Insurance. If you have existing insurance, log onto MyUpstate to submit documentation for a waiver. If you do not have health insurance, do nothing and you will automatically be billed.
Information for Orientation is on the Incoming Student website at http://www.upstate.edu/studentorientation
Save the Dates 2018
June 7 – 8 - New Student Orientation Session I: For all students in the College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs
August 9 – 12 - New Student Orientation Session II: For all students in the College of Medicine MD, MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs and students in the College of Health Professions Medical Scholars Program
August 23 – 24 - New Student Orientation Session III: For all students in the College of Graduate Studies; students in the College of Health Professions Cardiovascular Perfusion, Medical Imaging Sciences, Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy programs; and students in the College of Medicine Master of Public Health program
For the most up-do-date information go to our Orientation webpage: http://www.upstate.edu/studentorientation
Classes begin for each program the Monday immediately following orientation. DPT and PA students begin in the summer term. All other students begin in the fall term
SUNY Upstate Online Academic Calendar:
For more information, please contact:
Director of Campus Activities and Special Projects
Coordinator of New Student Orientation Programs
SUNY Upstate Admissions Office