Applying to SUNY Upstate Medical University

Thank you for your interest in SUNY Upstate Medical University!

SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer and graduate college specializing in health care careers.  Students applying to our bachelors programs take the prerequisite courses (minimum 60 semester hours) at another college and then complete their junior and senior years of the bachelor’s degree at Upstate for their program of study. Students in our graduate program enter having completed a bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment.



A criminal background check is required for all accepted students entering SUNY Upstate Medical University, at the expense of the student.  The criminal background check is not a factor considered by the Admissions Committee and is initiated only after an official acceptance has been made, and is used to verify that the information presented in the application to SUNY Upstate Medical University was truthful. In the event that a criminal background check should reveal a misrepresentation or omission of the facts, an acceptance to SUNY Upstate Medical University may be rescinded. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact the Office of Student Admissions at 315-464-4570 or email admissfa@upstate.edu.

QUICK LINKS