How to Apply as a Freshman

We invite you to apply for fall 2022 today!

Apply Online

Please complete and submit only one of the applications below. A $50 nonrefundable fee is required with each option. Please note: Veterans and spouses of veterans will have their application fee waived.

When to Apply

  • Early Action application deadline: Nov. 15
  • Scholarship Consideration application deadline: Dec. 15
  • Regular Decision application deadline: Feb. 1
    Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.

Before You Apply

Understand How to Select UB on Your Application

Please be aware that the Common Application and the SUNY Application list two SUNY Buffalo institutions. Make sure you select the University at Buffalo when you complete your forms, or your application might go to the wrong school.

  • On the SUNY Application, select “Buffalo, University at.”
  • On the Common Application, select “University at Buffalo (SUNY).”

Request Your High School Transcript

UB requires your high school transcript. Have an official copy uploaded or sent from your school.

Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

UB strongly recommends one letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, community member or employer. While only one is recommended, you may choose to submit up to three.

SAT and ACT Information

UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023 cycles. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting this option on their application. If submitting scores, SAT or ACT standardized test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. UB’s SAT code is 2925. The ACT code is 2978. UB welcomes students from all backgrounds and each application goes through the same holistic review process.

Early Action Option

Our Early Action option is designed for students who have identified UB as their intended college choice. The deadline for Early Action applications is Nov. 15. Early Action plans are nonbinding; candidates will receive an early response to their application, but they do not have to commit to the university until May 1.

After You Apply

We will send you an email with a unique link to your Applicant Status Page, where you can monitor your application status. You are strongly encouraged to regularly check this page for updates about your application.