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  • Locations: New Paltz, United States
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Non-SUNY New Paltz applicants only
Program Description:
Istanbul Technical University - SUNY New Paltz
Dual Diploma Program - General Business
Top page picture      Application Deadline:
         October 25, 2021

  » Program Overview
  » Admission
  » Tuition and Living Expenses
  » Paying for Your Education
Student Life
  » Campus at Glance
  » Orientation
  » Health Insurance
  » Housing and Meal Plan
  » Clubs and Organizations 
  » Opportunity for Athletics at New Paltz
 Important Information
  » Official Airport Pick-up Date
  » Important Dates
  » How to Apply for an F-1 Visa
  » Travel to New Paltz
  » Useful Links
Contact Information:

            Program Director: Dr. Kathleen Geher
            Phone: (845) 257-3594
            Fax: (845) 257-3608

Program Overview

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.
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Campus at Glance
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The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 257 acres in the small town of New Paltz, New York.  New Paltz is a vibrant, historic village with a population around 7,000 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 180 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.

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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.

Step one - Submit an application online.

To apply to this program, please click APPLY NOW box at the top of this page and follow the instructions to submit your application.

Step two - Submit required documents.

Applicant must submit the following items to be considered for full admission to SUNY New Paltz:

  1. Diploma (Lise Diplomasi) of secondary (post-elementary) education
  2. ÖSYM score results
  3. Current university official transcript (GPA must be 2.0 or higher)
  4. 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.  Successful completion of the Haggerty English Language Program at SUNY New Paltz  
  5. Photocopy of the picture/name page of valid passport
  6. Financial Statement
    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:

  1. Airport Arrival Information
  2. Attendance Response and Housing License Form
  3. Health Report and Physician's Certificate
  4. Course Selections for Spring semesters
Step four - Review Learning Content.

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.

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Tuition and Living Expenses

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 2022* Summer 2022* Fall 2022 * Total *
Tuition $8,490 $4,245 $8,999 $21,734
Fees $727 $470 $771 $1,968
Health Insurance $1,143 included in spring $873 $2,016
Room Rent $4,747 $1,810 $5,032 $11,589
Food Service $2,500 $1,010 $2,650 $6,160
Books and Personal Expenses $2,220 $600 $2,220 $5,040
Orientation Fee $150 - - $150
Total $19,977 $8,135 $20,545 $48,657
* The 2022 costs are estimated and assume a 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.

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Paying for Your Education

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 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 through Flywire ( This process should be completed before you arrive on our campus. You may contact the Student Account Office by telephone at (845) 257-3150 or by e-mail at More information about payment can be found in Office of Student Accounts website.

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Beth orientation speachAll 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.

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Health Insurance

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 United Health Care ( 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. An overview of the plan is available here:
UHC International Student Health insurance

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Housing and Meal Plan

Redience HallWe 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:  All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Please refer to the Food Services website 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

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Clubs and Organizations

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.

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Official Airport Pick-up Date

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 Spring 2022 is scheduled on TBD (to be determined). If you have signed up for pick-up, but for any reason, you are not able to arrive during the time as specified or change your travel plans, please notify our office by emailing to or calling the office at (845) 257-3595. Please note the bus will not wait for you if your flight is delayed, you will need to make your own arrangement to travel to New Paltz.  The detailed information regarding airport pick-up will be emailed to you from SUNY New Paltz approximately one week before the scheduled arrival date.

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Opportunity for Athletics at SUNY New Paltz

Colleges and Universities in the United States complete against each other in sanctioned athletic competition and provide a great opportunity for interested student-Athletes to continue their playing careers. New Paltz competes in fifteen sports including:
Mens Volleyball
  1. Fall semester sports: Women's Volleyball, Women's Field Hockey, Women's Tennis, Women's Cross Country, Men's Cross County, Women's Soccer and Men's Soccer.
  2. Spring semester sports: Men's Volleyball, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Softball, and Men's Baseball.
  3. Sports span two semesters (with championships in the spring): Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Women's Swimming and Men's Swimming.
While there are no scholarships available, interested potential student-athletes should contact Danielle Strauchler for more information at Roster spots at this school are competitive and interested students need to have a strong background in their sport. For more information you can check the college's athletic website at

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Important Dates

Semester Spring 2022  Summer Session 1
Fall 2022
Official airport pick-up date TBD - -
On campus move-in date TBD - -
Check-in date and orientation begins TBD - -
First day of class Monday, January 24 TBD Monday, August 29
Last day of class Monday, May 9 TBD Monday, December 12
Final Examinations May 13 - 19 TBD December 14 - 21
End of semester (Session) Friday, May 19 TBD Thursday, December 21
Residence Halls close at 10a.m. Saturday, May 20 - Friday, December 22

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Travel to New Paltz

If you do not use our airport pick-up, below are directions to New Paltz from New York area airports:
JFK Airport Take Airtrain to Jamaica Station, then take the E subway to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. OR
Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
LaGuardia Airport Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Newark Airport Take the New York Airport Transport Bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. OR
Take the Airtrain to the Newark International Train station and the NJ transit or Amtrak train to Manhattan.
Stewart Airport There is no direct public transportation service to our campus.  Taxi service via A-1 Transportation Inc.
(Tel: 845-562-7300) is available to the campus for approximately $50.

When you are at Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the Trailways Bus to New Paltz.  Buses run to New Paltz every 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Useful Links

We are looking forward to receiving your application soon and hope that you find the following links helpful as you prepare to come to New Paltz.
  Areas of Study Academic Calendar Tips in Turkish
  Detailed Admission Instructions Schedule of Classes Frequently Asked Questions
  Academic Policies and Procedures Tuition and Fees Information from Turkey

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