This program is only open to entering freshmen and first-year New Paltz students.
First admission consideration is to SUNY New Paltz:
Second admission consideration is to the Accelerated 3+4 Joint Degree Optometry Program:
Accepted candidates will be notified by SUNY New Paltz by mail.
Thomas Nolen, PhD
Department of Biology
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561
Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions
State University of New York Board of Trustees policy prohibits SUNY college and university admission applications from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history. Students who have been previously convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or meet the licensure requirements for certain professions, including optometry.
Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advise and guidance from the coordinator of the program regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to applying to the program.