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Welcome to The College of Saint Rose! We look forward to having you join our community of scholars.

Your next step is to explore the College as an accepted student and, if you are ready to enroll, to complete an Intent to Enroll form and pay your Graduate Enrollment Deposit. Most programs request that admitted students deposit within one month of receiving an offer of admission. Our Social Work, School Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs have set deadlines. Please consult your admissions counselor for the deadline specific to your program.

In most departments, your Academic Advisor will be your key contact person as you move through your graduate studies. If you have been assigned an advisor, your advisor’s name will appear on your acceptance letter. You can use our Faculty/Staff Directory to locate your advisor’s contact information, or contact information for your Department. Please feel free to reach out to your advisor if you have academic questions.

CSD Students

Please follow the steps in your acceptance package.


Funding is a concern for many students and we want to help you apply for any aid for which you are eligible. Two main forms of merit funding for graduate students are Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships. There are also outside scholarships and grants that are field and discipline specific, eg. TEACH Grants (check eligibility requirements).

Make Your Deposit Now

Information for Accepted Graduate Students

Check your status on several key items related to your successful enrollment at The College of Saint Rose.

  1. Access Banner Web. Click on the Login to Secure Area section to get started.
  2. In the Secure Area, enter your Student ID# as your Username (eg. 721356468) and your Date of Birth in the form mmddyy (eg. 122792 for December 27, 1992) as your PIN. Your Student ID # can be found on your acceptance letter. Change your PIN #, as directed.
  3. Click on Student Checklist to view items to complete that are specific to you.

Register for the Next Graduate Orientation

Fall 2021
Date: August 24th
Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Location: TBD


Graduate Student Orientation is strongly recommended for all new students. The event will feature presentations, and question and answer sessions with many of the offices on campus that support graduate students.

Academic departments will also be holding program-specific orientations in the days and weeks leading up to the start of classes. Look for an email from your admissions counselor with details including the date and time of these sessions.

Graduate Student Orientation Handouts

  • Once you have been admitted, you should contact your academic advisor. Your advisor can help you register for classes. Your advisor’s information will be included in your acceptance packet. You may also look-up your advisor’s contact information through our Faculty & Staff Directory online. If you do not know who your advisor is, please call (518-454-5144) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Some programs (Communication Sciences & Disorders, Counseling, Teacher Education, Special Education, and Literacy) invite you to an advisement and registration session, where you will register as a group. This information should be included in your acceptance packet, you can also view these dates under “Advisement and Registration Sessions” below. The Literacy program offers individual advisement for spring and summer semesters and group advisement for the fall semester. If you are an admitted student and need information on a group advisement session, please call (518-454-5144) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • To access the graduate course schedule for next semester, click here.
  • Registration opens on a specific date for each semester and you will need to have deposited prior to registering.
  • When registering for classes the first time, this form will help walk you through the online registration process.
  • The last day to register for classes is usually one week after classes start, but make sure to check the academic calendar.
  • Graduate students are considered full-time when registered for 9 or more credits. To be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, you must be registered for at least 6 credits.
  • All holds must be resolved in order to register for classes.
  • Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions or concerns.

A number of graduate programs require attendance at a group advisement session for your first semester of graduate study. This provides the faculty an opportunity to address a number of questions many students have about their progress through a particular graduate program which is common to first semester students. During these sessions, you select the courses needed to begin your program.

You must be an admitted student to attend any of the sessions below. In your admission packet, a flyer should have been enclosed inviting you to a group advisement sessions, if it is required for your program. If you are unsure how to reserve a seat at one of these sessions or you are unable to attend one of these scheduled sessions, please call (518-454-5143) or email the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you do not see your program listed here, you may require individual advisement. Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions you have.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
The sessions listed below are available to students admitted to the graduate Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) program:

  • Invitation only

New students admitted to the Counseling programs please contact your faculty advisor to schedule an individual appointment.

Special Education and Teacher Education

The sessions listed below are available to students admitted to our Adolescence Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood & Childhood Education, Special Education, and Special Education/Teacher Education dual graduate programs.

Meet with faculty and other new graduate students in your program to review course selection. All sessions will be done through Zoom and will run from 3:30-5:30pm.

  • Invitation only.

  • The Office of Graduate Admissions merit funding in the form of Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, grants, and incentive to help supplement tuition costs.
  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Financial Aid Office before aid can be awarded. File online at The College of Saint Rose school code is 002705.
  • If you wish to borrow funds through the Federal Direct Loan Program: you must be registered for 6 or more credits, accept the loan, complete a Master Promissory Note, and first-time borrowers must complete entrance counseling.
  • If you receive financial aid, you should check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from any courses. Your financial aid is earned in direct proportion to the number of days attended during the academic term. This withdrawal could cause the college to return financial aid funds, leaving you with a balance owed. It could also lead to loss of financial aid in a future academic term. Please see the Academic Calendar page for details on the refund schedule.
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions and concerns.

  • You must be a deposited student (or registered for classes) to access your student accounts. View your New Student Checklist (listed above) for details.
  • Log in to your student account (also referred to as BannerWeb or Secure Site) to check your registration, academic and financial status. All of your student records are maintained under your student ID number. To login, use your Strose ID.
  • Use your Saint Rose email account. Many campus offices (including the Bursar’s office) will communicate with you only through your Saint Rose email, so make sure you check it frequently. To login, use your Strose Username.
  • Access Canvas for course content and learning materials, and for college-wide announcements. To login, use your Strose Username. Please note that not all courses use Blackboard so you may not see your registered courses listed in Blackboard. Your instructors will provide you with their expectations for each course.
  • Get your laptop and/or phone prepared for use on the campus wifi. Read the ‘why’ and ‘how’ here.
  • Visit the Information Technology Services page for Students for more information.
  • Contact ITS Technology Support Services with any questions.

  • How to pay your bill
  • Tuition and fees are due and payable in the Bursar’s office at least three weeks in advance of the semester start date. Semester billing notices will include specific payment due date information. Students registering within three weeks of the semester start date should make full payment at the time of registration.

  • Payment plan information
  • Log in to your student account frequently to check your student account balance.
  • E-bill notices will be sent to your Saint Rose email address prior to each semester. You can set up an authorized user on your account if you would like someone else to have access to this information.
  • Nonpayment can end up delaying your registration for the next semester.
  • Contact the Bursar’s Office with questions and concerns.

  • Provide Health Records: Submit your Immunization Record to the Saint Rose Health Services Office before the start of the academic semester you plan to begin. All students planning to enroll in more than 3 credits are required by New York state law to submit their Immunization Record. To submit your documents visit Saint Rose Health Service’s Patient Portal.
  • All full time students are charged a health service fee, and have access to services provided through the Office of Health Services. These services are also available to part time students who pay the optional part time health service fee.
  • All students also have the option of enrolling in student health insurance. Students should receive information about the packages once they are admitted. If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (518) 454-5170 or visit the website of Haylor, Freyer & Coon.
  • Contact Health Services with questions and to access immunization and health forms.

Orientation Fee – 1st semester only International Students – Graduate Students

  • Fall Orientation Fee: $455.00
  • Spring Orientation Fee: $135.00

International Student Health Insurance Fee – Enrollment in the College’s health insurance plan is mandatory for international students. For further information, please contact the Office of International Programs

  • Annual Fee:

Health Insurance Premium: $1,916.16

College Service Fees: $126.00

Health Insurance Total: $2,042.16

  • Spring-only Fee (for spring first-time students)

Health Insurance Premium: $1,117.76

College Service Fees: $73.50

Health Insurance Total: $1,191.26

  • This multifunction card will be used for building access, library usage, and on-campus printing. It can also be used in our Campus Dining Facilities with a declining balance.
  • In order to have your student ID card ready for you upon your arrival, you can submit a color photo here.
    • You can pick up your ID on the campus green beginning August 19
  • Some tips for choosing your photo:
    • A current color photo in jpeg format no larger than 12MB
    • Centered on a plain background – white background
    • Upper body image (photo will be cropped to meet publication standards )
    • Face forward looking at the camera/phone
    • Eyes open and visible
    • No hats or head covering unless used for religious purposes
    • No filters or digitally enhanced images
    • Minimum width and height of 300 x 400 pixels
  • Contact the ID Card Office with question and concerns.

Students interested in on-campus, graduate housing should contact the Office of Residence Life for more information. The telephone number is 518-454-5295.

If you are not interested in on campus housing due to cost, we encourage you to consider Off-Campus Housing 101 or University Heights to see other compatible housing options.

Students who are ready to put down a housing deposit should following these steps:

  1. Log into the Secure Area on Banner Web.
  2. Select Pay a Deposit or Set Up an Authorized User
  3. Select the Make a Payment button
  4. Make a payment of $150 and add “Graduate Housing Deposit” to the memo section of the form

If you have any questions related to paying your deposit, contact the Graduate Admissions Office. The telephone number is 518-454-5143.