Prospective Freshmen

Here is how to take the first step.

We are glad that you are considering UB and our program for your college education. Here is how to apply for admission to UB and be considered for EOP.

Complete the SUNY, Common or Coalition Application

Answer “Yes” to the EOP question. EOP applicants are not required to pay the application fee and are not eligible for Early Action admission.

Submit your transcript.

Freshman applicants are encouraged to upload transcripts to their applicant status page. (Note: You will receive a custom link, username and pin to access this page after you begin the application process.) Your high school counselor may also submit your transcripts. GED graduates should forward an original GED test score report.

Take the SAT and/or ACT early in your senior year.

Send your scores to UB’s Office of Admissions. There are two SUNY institutions in Buffalo, so be sure to have your scores sent to the University at Buffalo. UB’s SAT code is 2925 and its ACT code is 2978.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA collects the basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all government-sponsored financial aid programs. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so applying early is important. Fill out the FAFSA even if you are not sure you’re applying to UB. Our priority due date is March 1. Note: New York State residents will initiate the TAP application process by completing the FAFSA. A separate application is not required.

Next step, if deemed academically eligible: Be prepared to show you meet the EOP financial guidelines.

When we receive your application, the Office of Admissions will send you information about how to verify your financial eligibility for EOP. Visit the SUNY website for the most current information.

Admitted EOP Freshmen

Complete the Summer Bridge Program registration form.

Attend the EOP Summer Bridge Program

All freshmen enrolled in EOP are required to attend and successfully complete our mandatory residential Summer Bridge Program, a four-week program that takes place the summer before your first semester of college.