Graduate Application FAQs - Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections

Question: 

Can I request a deferral of my admission?

Sometimes students who are admitted into our graduate program cannot attend due to a variety of reasons and request that their admission be deferred to the following semester. Decisions on deferral requests are done on a case-by-case basis. A student whose deferral request is declined can be reconsidered for admission, without a new application, for up to one year from the semester of their original application. Beyond the one year timeframe, students can can reapply for admission in a subsequent semester, indicating history of past admission.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

If I do not show up for the start of the semester, is my acceptance automatically deferred to the following semester?

No. Students who do not arrive and check-in at the start of the semester are considered to have declined the offer of admission. If you wish to attend Stony Brook University in the near future, you can inquire about a deferral or completely re-apply.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

Do you have a waitlist?

No. We do not have a waitlist for admissions.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

I know students who were accepted but not coming, since I was rejected can I take their spot?

No. Offers of admissions can not be transferred between students.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections
Question: 

I need to know the reason for my rejection so I can improve my future chances?

We receive a large number of applicants each semester. Therefore we are not
able to provide individual feedback to each applicant.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Wait List, Deferrals and Rejections