Your Next Steps


Secure your spot!

  • Upon receiving your official acceptance letter which will be sent to your email from the Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions ( You will have 14 days to secure your spot in the Fall 2024 semester. It will provide you instructions on how to secure your spot and accept the offer of admission. You must accept or your offer of admission in  your Applicant Portal 
  • Failure to respond in your Applicant Portal  within the 14 days of receiving your official acceptance letter may result in forfeiture of the offer of admission. 

Setting up your Stony Brook Email

  • After accepting your offer of admissions and receiving your NetID. Visit this link to learn how to set up your Stony Brook email. This email will be used once you have accepted your offer of admission.
  • Check your Stony Brook email frequently for all notifications and communications in regards to Stony Brook University, the School of Social Welfare, your admissions into the program, registering for classes and other important information. 

Registering for Classes

  • Information will be sent in April email about how to register for classes and the academic schedule. 
  • We will be hosting a virtual session on how to register for classes before registration opens. Attending this event is strongly encouraged. Once a date is finalized you will be notified.

Questions about Financial Aid, Tuition and Billing

Sending Official transcripts

  • All official transcripts and admissions conditions must be received by July 1 to the School of Social Welfare. Admissions conditions are indicated on your official acceptance letter which is located in your applicant portal. Please be aware that you will not be permitted to begin classes unless all your admissions conditions are fulfilled.
  • Final and official transcripts must be sent directly from your colleges/University Registrar's Office to or mailed to the below address: 

Stony Brook University 
Graduate School Office of Admissions and Student Services
Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 2401 
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433

Due to the scanning process for mailed materials, it may take a few weeks for mailed materials to be added to your application. Mail should be sent using United States Postal Services (USPS), not other mailing services. Transcripts sent electronically will be added to your application without delay. 

Important Note: Transcripts must be sent directly from your University Registrar's Office to or mailed to the address provided above.Graduate students please do not send transcripts to the Graduate School.  Transcripts sent to the Graduate School by a student may cause a delay in starting the program.

If you request the transcript through Parchment or your school's registrar service, make sure it is sent to our office or graduate admissions at the above mentioned email/mailing address. We will not receive the transcript if you enter Stony Brook University from the general drop down. Make sure you are able to manually enter the recipient's email address rather than just selecting Stony Brook through the dropdown. 

Complete your Health forms 

  • To ensure a healthy and safe campus community, if you plan to enroll in at least one in-person class, live on campus, or access in-person services or facilities on Stony Brook’s campuses, you are required to comply with mandatory immunization requirements. 
  • Health Forms must be completed before the start of classes. Please submit all immunization records to the Wolfie Health Portal immediately to have optimal selection of classes. 

Preparing for Practicum Education

  • Full time and Advanced Standing students will receive an email typically 7-14 days after you accept the offer of admission, to set up your practicum account (SONIA) and make an appointment with a Practicum Faculty Advisor.
  • Part time students will receive information about preparing for field placement starting in the spring semester of your first year of the program. Practicum placement starts in the second year of the program. 

Admitted Student Events

  • Check back here for upcoming Admitted Student Events. During these events you will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and staff of the School of Social Welfare, including advising and field education. You will also get to speak with current students, alumni and financial aid.  

Campus ID 

  • Starting early summer you will receive an email from the Campus ID Office with instructions on how to upload your photo. After completing the provided steps we recommend that you contact our office at to confirm your ID has been printed before coming to campus. 

Parking & Transportation

  • The School of Social Welfare is located within the University Hospital on East Campus. There are limited parking spaces available in the Health Sciences (HSC) parking garage. More information about parking options will be sent closer to the start of classes in August. 
  • Free parking is available on West Campus in the South P Lot. The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) is also available on campus, the  station is Stony Brook. The shuttle bus will bring you to East Campus. 
  • Visit Parking & Transportation for more information about the shuttle bus schedule.

We look forward to you joining our School of Social Welfare. Classes begin Monday, August 28 for the Fall 2023 semester. 


How to Navigate SOLAR

  • SOLAR is Stony Brook University's primary administrative system used by students to register for classes, print schedules, view and pay bills, view transcripts, update personal information, report student employment hours, and more.
  • You will need to check your SOLAR account regularly to review messages, "Holds" and "To Do List" items that you need to complete.

Campus Emergency Management Alerts

Commuter Students & Off Campus Living

Student Accessibility Support Center

  • The Student Accessibility Support Center is the designated support service center to help enable students with disabilities to develop their academic potential, by making their academic experience accessible. In addition to arranging accommodations, a major part of the mission of SASC is to encourage students with disabilities to achieve a high level of autonomy at Stony Brook and far beyond. 

On-Campus Housing


  • If you are a Veteran, visit Veterans Affairs for benefits, resources and information.