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I was previously admitted to the program but had to decline. Where should I note this on my current application?

In the Admission Information Page of the ApplyYourself application this information can be included. There is no need to note your prior admittance in any other section of the application.

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How do I determine the ETC code for my undergraduate and graduate universities on the Educational History section of the application?

To enter the code, press the LOOKUP button. A new window will appear asking to enter the name of the university, City, State and Country. The easiest approach is to leave all fields blank except the Country field. Examples of Country abbreviations are as follows: US : United States CHN: China IND: India KOR: Korea Click Submit. A list of all universities in the entered country will appear. Select your university linked in the list to enter the ETS code in the field.

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I am a PhD applicant, how do I fill out the CS Supplement?

In the first section of the supplement, applicants are asked to indicate up to two research areas of interest. At least one must be entered. A list of the research areas can be found at https://www.cs.stonybrook.edu/research. In the section, Computer Science Proficiency, applicants should enter courses which they have taken at the undergraduate or graduate level pertaining to the topics listed. If the applicant has not taken a course in the area "NONE" should be entered in the Title field. In the section, GPA Computation, international students and students who obtained undergraduate and/or graduate degrees outside of the USA must enter the GPA obtained each year during their career. Additionally, the rank in class or institution should be indicated if denoted on the official transcript. Unofficial ranks will not be accepted and discarded.

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I am a MS applicant, how do I fill out the CS Supplement?

In the first section of the supplement, Computer Science Proficiency, applicants should enter courses which they have taken at the undergraduate or graduate level pertaining to the topics listed. If the applicant has not taken a course in the area "NONE" should be entered in the Title field. In the section, GPA Computation, international students and students who obtained undergraduate degrees outside of the USA must enter the GPA obtained each year during their undergraduate career. Additionally, the rank in class or institution should be indicated if denoted on the official transcript. Unofficial ranks will not be accepted and discarded.

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How do I calculate my GPA in the application?

Students should report their GPA or aggregate percentage (international students) according to the standard scale used by their universities. Do not attempt to convert to the 4.0 GPA scale. In the application, report the aggregate score/GPA achieved during the full course of your studies.

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I applied last semester but was rejected, can I reuse my SOP and Recommendations?

This is a decision that each applicant must make independently. In either case, all required documentation must be resubmitted through ApplyYourself into your new application.

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I have been out of touch with my undergraduate college, can the 3 recommendations be accepted from the work place?

This is a decision that each applicant must make independently. We will accept recommendations from the work place.

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There is an error in the application I submitted (application form, resume, statement of purpose…etc.). And/or, I forgot to upload my resume/statement of purpose. What can I do?

The admission committee understands that errors do occur. Applications will be reviewed with the materials which have been submitted. Once your application is submitted in ApplyYourself, modifications will not be possible. Please make sure to review all submitted documents and materials prior to submitting your application.

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Why do I need to enter my GRE and TOEFL scores in the application if there are sent by ETS to Stony Brook?

There can be delays in receiving test scores from ETS. By entering your scores in the application, the admissions committee is able to begin reviewing your application. Note that the scores entered on your application will be verified with scores transmitted to the University by ETS.

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I thought I submitted my application, but when I login to ApplyYourself it does not say submitted. What do I do?

If you are experiencing a technical difficulty, please click on the Technical Support link at either the top or bottom of the home page of your application account in ApplyYourself. From there, please click ‘Submit a Ticket’ and follow the prompts to submit a support inquiry. A technical specialist from ApplyYourself will return your inquiry.

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My recommender will only send a hard copy letter of reference. Where can I send it to?

All recommendations letters should be submitted online. If you want to request an exception to this policy, please send your request to graduateatcs.stonybrook.edu . We grant permissions only in exceptional cases. 

Please note, hard copy letters of reference will slow down the review process of your application.

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My recommender cannot upload my letter of reference. Can I upload them myself? Or can you upload it for me?

We can only accept letters of reference submitted by the recommenders themselves. Students cannot upload letters of reference to ApplyYourself. Also, our department or University cannot upload the letters on your behalf. All letters must be submitted digitally through ApplyYourself.

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