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Congratulations once again on your acceptance to Farmingdale State College!  We are happy to welcome you to our family.  To help you prepare for the start of the new semester, here are some helpful reminders:

Step 1 - Submit your $100 tuition deposit. Please be advised that Farmingdale State College requires a tuition deposit of one hundred dollars ($100) in order to confirm your acceptance and intent to enroll. You should submit the deposit no later than 30 days after acceptance if you wish to reserve your space for the semester. Please make sure to reference your Advanced Tuition Deposit Policy in your acceptance packet. For questions or concerns, please contact the Admissions Office at (631) 420-2200. **Transfer Students: Transfer credits will not be evaluated until your deposit is received.

Step 2 - Complete health forms. All the necessary Health and Wellness forms can be found in your acceptance packet. For more information contact the Health and Wellness Office at (631) 420-2009.

Step 3Register/Attend Orientation. The Dean of Students Office coordinates Orientation for all new freshman and transfer students. Orientation is designed to introduce you to services and programs that are vital to your successful transition to Farmingdale State College. Orientation is mandatory for all first time Farmingdale State College students, freshman or transfer. For questions regarding Orientation, please contact the Dean of Students at (631)420-2104.

Step 4 - Register for classes. Please contact your respective department to set up an appointment for advisement. A list of department phone numbers was included in your tuition deposit packet.

Step 5Apply for financial aid.  Submit your FAFSA form for need-based federal and college based grants, work-study and loans. We encourage you to consult with our Financial Aid Office about opportunities for funding support and for assistance with the financial aid process. The Financial Aid Office can be reached at (631) 420-2578.  Please also consider contacting our Scholarship Office for extra aid.

Step 6 – In order to be considered for housing, you must submit a completed application, Health Form and an Advance Room Deposit of $50 payable to Farmingdale State College. Please do not hesitate to contact Residence Life at (631) 420-2010 with any further questions.

Step 7 - Submit final transcripts.  Please make sure you forward your official final transcripts, as well as AP/IB credits from High School, to the address below:

Farmingdale State College
Attn: Admissions Processing
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Step 8 - Order your textbooks and other school supplies. Farmingdale State College’s Bookstore, also associated with Barnes & Noble, is the perfect place to purchase textbooks, notebooks, Farmingdale memorabilia, etc. Pre-packing your textbooks can help to reduce the stress of beginning a new semester.

Step 9 – Get your student ID card. By bringing a copy of your student schedule or paid bill to Campus Police you can get your brand new Farmingdale State College student ID card.

Step 10 – Become familiar with your student email account as it is the primary mechanism through which the campus will communicate with you. Registered students are provided with an email account and it is expected that you will use it. See our email FAQ for more information.

Step 11 – Decide on a meal plan. Students, whether commuters or residents, are eligible for a wide variety of meal plans and dining options. The Office of Dining Services is located in the Farmingdale Campus Center, right next to the Campus Center Marketplace.
There are several choices for dining on campus, most of which are housed in the brand new Farmingdale Campus Center:

  • Campus Center Marketplace is a large food court offering fresh, made-to-order burgers and chicken sandwiches, hand-cut fries, pressed paninis, hot noodle bowls, comfort foods and hand-carved meats and tossed salads.  This location also has personal thin crust pizza, made-to-order, as well as grab 'n go salads and sandwiches, hot coffee, bottled and fountain beverages, milkshakes and smoothies.
  • Campus Center Pay One Price Restaurant is an all-you-care-to-eat facility that is open to everyone.  You will find soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, grilled items, and a daily changing menu prepared by our chefs, all served in a comfortable and relaxing dining atmosphere.  Cash, credit cards and declining balance meal plans are all accepted.  As a resident student, your meals are included in your meal plan.  Commuters may purchase (add declining dollars) a commuter meal plan which gives you a 10% discount and allows you to make all food purchases sales tax free.  Information on commuter meal plans is available in the Dining Services Office or call 631-293-2778.
  • EcoGrounds, located next to the Marketplace in the Campus Center, is a full coffee bar serving fresh-brewed coffee and teas, blended and iced coffee drinks, and a selection of delicious baked goods and snacks.
  • Books and Beans, located in Greenley Hall Success Center (library building), offers a computer & coffee lounge with everything from Starbucks cappucinos to lattes to fresh brewed coffee; herbal and exotic teas, sandwiches, salads, and cookies. 

Step 12 – Pay your tuition bill. Your bill will be sent to you once you have registered.

  • The Office of Student Accounts 631-420-2560
  • The Office of Financial Aid 631-420-2578
  • These offices can provide you with details about your bill and aid package. All students must pay their tuition by the deadline.