How to Apply

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Planning to join the University at Buffalo community? Depending on your student status, there are different things you need to know. The following resources provide vital information that guarantees a smooth application process.

Undergraduate Students

Future Undergraduate Student – Freshman, Transfer or Re-entering

You've done your homework and you know that the College of Arts and Sciences is the place your future begins. Learn the ins and outs of applying to UB, including application deadlines, admissions criteria and special requirements for certain majors. 

Future Undergraduate Student – International

The Office of International Undergraduate Admissions exists to provide our international applicants with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions throughout the application process. 

Current Undergraduate Student – Apply to a Major

The College of Arts and Sciences offers advising services tailored to the needs of our undergraduate students. Learn more about the process of applying to a major, or make an appointment to discuss your options with an expert adviser. 

Graduate Students

Future Graduate Student

Applying to a Master's, PhD or Advanced Certificate program is done directly through an academic department. Though application requirements may vary, the UB Graduate School has compiled a list of admissions FAQs and key steps to ensure the process runs smoothly. 

Future Graduate Student – International

In addition to the general requirements for graduate students, international applicants must adhere to university guidelines regarding their admission. Learn more about these guidelines and key steps to ensure the process runs smoothly

Check the status of my graduate application

Students who have applied can login here to view the status of their UB application. 


College of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean
(716) 645-2711

Undergraduate Admissions
University at Buffalo
(716) 645-6900

Graduate Admissions
University at Buffalo
(716) 645-1391