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2+2 Early Assurance for High School Seniors (BS and BPS)

SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer college specializing in health care careers. Students take the prerequisite courses (minimum 60 semester hours) at another college and then complete their junior and senior years of the bachelors degree at Upstate for their program of study. Through our 2+2 Early Admission Program, students can apply to SUNY Upstate's College of Health Professions in their senior year of high school for consideration for admission for their junior and senior years.

Accepted students complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of college level pre-requisites at the college of their choice. Upstate guarantees these students a position in the program they were admitted to provided the student has met all conditions as outlined in their letter of acceptance.

Early Admission applicants should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a health profession by volunteering in a health care setting, shadowing a professional in their profession of choice or participation in a Health Explorers Post or New Visions Program.

Suggested academic guidelines:

  • 90% average in a college preparatory program
  • Competitive SAT and/or ACT scores
    • POLICY regarding SAT’s and ACT’s at SUNY Upstate
      SUNY Upstate’s admissions policy for the SAT’s is to accept the highest score in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section and the Math section, even if they are from separate SAT’s (taken March 2016 to present).  For ACT’s, our policy is to accept the highest score from the Math, Science, English and Reading sections, even if from separate ACT’s.
  • Present a strong overall record of achievement in college preparatory course work, which must include at least three years of mathematics (Course I, II and III or Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II/Trigonometry) and at least three years of science (including Biology and Chemistry or Physics) at the Regents or Honors level.

The Application Process

  • Apply during the senior year of high school.
  • Complete the SUNY Upstate application which is available September 1 to March 1. On the application, select the year you hope to enroll. For example, if you're graduating high school in 2014, select 2016. Do not submit a SUNY application for SUNY Upstate at this time.
  • Submit an application(s) to the undergraduate college(s) you intend to attend the first two years.
  • Mail the official high school transcript; official SAT and/or ACT scores; and two letters of recommendation to:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Admissions & Financial Aid 
766 Irving Ave.
1213 Weiskotten Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210

  • Please submit mid-year grades to Student Admissions once they are available.  These can be e-mailed (admiss@upstate.edu), mailed or faxed (315-464-8867).
  • The application must be submitted and all supporting documents must be post-marked by March 1. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all items are received on time. If you have a question about whether anything is missing from your application, please call our office at (315) 464-4570.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted to set up an on-campus interview.

Accepted Students Must

  • Successfully complete all pre-requisite courses for their major, as outlined in their letter of acceptance.
  • Maintain a required cumulative grade point average (varies by program.)
  • Continue their involvement in the health profession through volunteer, observational or research experience.
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