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Accepted International Students




Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Cobleskill! But now what? This checklist is meant to guide you with resources as you make your final decision to attend SUNY Cobleskill and become #CobyBound. After receiving your acceptance letter, we suggest you pay your deposit to secure your registration and room for the upcoming semester even if you’re still deciding if we’re the right fit.

Once you’ve paid your deposit and made your final decision, there are a few steps to prepare you for the semester ahead – both in the classroom and in campus life. After submitting your deposit, your Cobleskill.edu email becomes the primary method of official college communication. In the months leading up to your first semester, you will receive information from a variety of on-campus offices, so be sure to check your new SUNY Cobleskill email regularly.

We look forward to helping you make a smooth transition into your first semester at SUNY Cobleskill. 

After Your Acceptance Letter

Log on to Banner Web >>

Banner Web is your portal for accessing all information pertaining to your academic records, financial aid and billing. You can also complete processes such as vehicle registration, web check-in and Code of Conduct affirmation. To log in, you'll need your Banner ID (800#) and PIN.

Pay Deposit >>

This will secure your registration and room for the upcoming semester. Web payment is only available for students entering in the fall semester.

Get social >>

Join the Incoming Student Facebook Page.


After Your Deposit Has Been Paid

You will receive details about how to activate your email after your deposit has been received; before completing any further steps you must activate your email account using the PIN you received during the application process.
Directions for activating >>
Open Webmail >>

For any questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at helpdesk@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5800.

Upon receipt of your deposit, expect your I-20 to arrive in the mail. If you need to know the SEVIS number on your I-20 in order to make an appointment for a visa interview, please contact the Office of International Education at InternationalEducation@cobleskill.edu. Please remember that you will have to pay an I-901 fee before making an appointment for a visa interview. Find more information about the visa interview process on the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website >>

Then, send the Office of International Education a message with the details on your arrival.

For more information about planning your arrival, what to pack for college, and traveling to the US, visit the International Education web pages >>

Use your SUNY Cobleskill email to sign into the eRezLife portal to complete the online housing survey. The housing survey becomes available in March; you should complete it by June 1 for best consideration of your preferences. Housing assignments are available on the eRezLife site mid-July. More info & register now >>

For any questions, please contact Residential Life at residentiallife@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5215.

As a new student, you are automatically added to the recommended Unlimited Meal Plan. You have until the end of the first week of classes to make changes to your plan. Check out CAS’s website to complete the online meal plan contract (to accept terms and conditions) and submit by email. More info & complete now >>

For any questions, please contact the CobyCard Office at cobycard@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5886.

Starting in March, you can submit complete health and immunization information online through the Wellness Center patient portal, or by mail or fax. This information should be submitted before the beginning of the semester. More info & submit now >>

For any questions, please contact the Wellness Center at wellnesscenter@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5225.


Before You Start Your First Semester

Get Ready for Orientation

Attending International Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students. This orientation provides information targeted to international student issues. Please contact the Office of International Education for details at jagends@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5558. The full campus orientation will follow after this event.


Pay Your Bill

Semester bills are sent out electronically to your SUNY Cobleskill email address in early July for the fall semester and mid-December for the spring semester.

Pack your things

What should you bring to campus? What should you leave at home? Take a look at this checklist! Be sure to look into renting a mini-fridge for your dorm room!

Check your housing assignment

Your hall assignment will be available on eRezLife at the end of July.

Looking for work?

You can find job listings exclusively for SUNY Cobleskill students on College Central. There is also a part-time job fair the first week of classes, look for posters on campus.

Check out campus clubs

There are more than 40 clubs on campus! Visit the club fair during the first week of classes.

Complete Web Check-In

Web check-in on Banner is the final stage before arriving on campus. Check-in will be available early August.