Welcome to SUNY New Paltz's dual diploma program. We are pleased that you have selected this unique and competitive academic program. This dual diploma undergraduate program was created by the Turkish Education Council (YÖK) and the State University of New York (SUNY) in 2003. Under this program, students will have the opportunity to:
practice and develop excellent English language skills with native speakers in classroom and social settings.
increase cultural knowledge and awareness and become citizens of the world as a result of the bicultural learning experience.
complete a rigorous undergraduate dual degree in four years and receive both a Turkish and an American diploma from two well-established universities.
The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 350 acres in the small town of New Paltz, New York. New Paltz is a vibrant, historic village with a population of 14,003 and is located in the scenic Hudson Valley midway between the state capital of Albany and metropolitan New York City. Our campus offers a beautiful view of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues.
There are thirteen residence halls on campus, centered mostly in two quads. The main campus has two dozen buildings and extensive athletic and sports areas. Students in New Paltz will enjoy over 800 leadership opportunities, more than 200 recognized clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, NCAA Division III athletics, and nationally renowned fine and performing arts programs. We warmly invite you to join us on a virtual tour of our campus.
In the 2015 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, New Paltz was named to the list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for its delivering academic quality and affordability. This magazine also ranked SUNY New Paltz one of the "30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic". At New Paltz, we offer hands-on opportunities for projects and undergraduate research, and also provide the exceptional instruction and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, political views, and ambitions. This accepting environment makes New Paltz an ideal place for students to learn and flourish.
Students who would like to apply to this program must currently be admitted and matriculated business dual diploma students at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). They also must meet certain requirements to ensure that they are prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by SUNY New Paltz and contribute to academic life on campus.
Applicant must submit the following items to be considered for full admission to SUNY New Paltz:
Diploma (Lise Diplomasi) of secondary (post-elementary) education
ÖSYM score results
Current university official transcript (GPA must be 2.0 or higher)
Proof of English language proficiency
To be considered as English language proficient, you must meet either one of the following criteria.
a. Minimum TOEFL score • Internet-based test (iBt):74 or • Paper-based test or institutional test (pBT):550 b. Minimum IELTS score • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic purposes test overall score:6.5 c.Successful completion of the Haggerty English Language Program at SUNY New Paltz
Photocopy of the picture/name page of valid passport
All dual diploma program applicants must provide proof of financial support for their total educational and living expenses in the US before the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) can be issued.
Step three -Pre-arrival information and forms
Once your application is accepted, we will issue an I-20 and send it to you. Pre-arrival information and instructions on how to apply for an F-1 visa will be available on the Learning Content in Studio Abroad. You also need to provide the following information and forms:
The learning contents on the left-hand side of your application provide all of the important information you need while preparing to study at SUNY New Paltz, including the official airport pick-up dates, housing information, tuition costs and payment details. Although failure to review learning contents will not affect your opportunity to study at New Paltz, we strongly encourage you to read those materials.
All dual diploma program applicants must provide proof of financial support for their total educational and living expenses in the US before an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) can be issued. The costs may be lower than the amounts indicated depending on living costs but this amount must be documented on the financial forms in order to receive an I-20.
Estimated Costs of Attendance
Spring 2016 *
Summer 2016 *
Fall 2016 *
Included in Spring
Room and Board
Books and Personal Expenses
* The 2016 costs are estimated and assume 1 6% increase in tuition, fees, health insurance, and room and board. These amounts (in italics) are not yet determined and could be higher or lower. †New students will also pay a one-time orientation fee to cover the costs of meals and activities during orientation.
For more information on the estimated costs of attendance, please click here to see detailed information from Student Accounts.
You will receive a bill online after registering classes at SUNY New Paltz. The payment due date will be available on your bill or in your my.newpaltz.edu webpage (under Money). You have several options to pay for your tuition, fees and living expenses, but we recommend that you pay online with a credit card. Alternatively you may pay when you arrive at New Paltz using cash, traveler's check, personal check, or credit card. You may also pay with an international wire transfer but your bank may charge fees for this service. This process should be completed before you arrive on our campus. Please contact the bank in your home country to request specific information about fees and procedures for transferring money to the United States.
Once you have contacted your bank, notify the Office of Student Accounts that you will be sending a wire transfer and request the Routing Number and Swift Code. You may contact the Student Account Office by telephone at (845) 257-3150 or by e-mail at email@example.com. More information about payment can be found in Office of Student Accounts website.
All new students are expected to participate in our international student orientation program. During orientation, students need to complete important campus business before classes begin and learn about important resources on and off campus. Students will also have the opportunity to finalize their course schedule during orientation. Your dual diploma advisers will assist in reviewing and adjusting your class schedule with you during orientation.
All international students are required to purchase the State University of New York Health Insurance Policy. We do not accept applications for a waiver of the insurance requirement. The international student health insurance plan is offered by HTH Worldwide Insurance (http://www.hthstudents.com/) and provides access to excellent medical services in the local area, full coverage of prescription medication, and treatment for pre-existing conditions, as well as medical evacuation and repatriation. It is readily accepted by physicians and hospitals throughout the United States. For more information, please chick on health insurance brochure 2015-2016.
We encourage all new students to live on campus. It is a great way to make friends during your time in New Paltz and to have easy access to campus resources and activities. You can reserve a room on campus by completing the Housing License as part of your pre-arrival questionnaire by the deadline. Information about the residence halls are on our website: http://www.newpaltz.edu/reslife/. All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Please refer to the Food Services website http://cas.newpaltz.edu/meal-plans/ regarding the various meal plans available.
Please note that bedding is not provided in the Residence Halls even during the first night of your stay. All students are required to buy their own twin-XL bedding. You can either bring bedding or purchase it during orientation. The residence hall office has provided some tips on how to pack for your dorm. The packing guide can be found at http://www.newpaltz.edu/reslife/newstudents.html.
The Student Association is the student government of SUNY New Paltz. It represents and advocates for the student body, provides services to students, and oversees more than one hundred student organizations. The Student Association provides educational and social activities for the entire campus community and also sponsors campus-wide social events such as dances, carnivals, concerts, and trips in the United States! International students may find an organization or a club to join, and make friends with American or other international students! Any student can create a new organization or club in the Student Association. For more information about student organizations, please check the Student Association website.
The center for International Programs provides bus transportation to New Paltz from John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City. The official arrival pick-up date for the semester of Spring 2016 is scheduled on Thursday, January 14, 2016. If you have signed up, but for any reason, you are not able to arrive during the time as specified, please contact our office. Please remember the bus will not wait for you if your flight is delayed and you will need to make your own arrangements to travel to New Paltz. Please notify the Center for International Programs of any changes in your travel plans by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the office at (845)257-3595. The detailed information regarding airport pick-up will be emailed to you from SUNY New Paltz approximately one week before the scheduled arrival date.