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Accepted Students

You’ve Been Accepted!

Welcome! It’s now time to complete the process to become a registered student for the upcoming semester. Whether you are a New, Transfer, or a Returning student, we’ll help you through the next steps below to become an official Thunderwolf!

Activate T-Wolves Email

Upon being accepted to SUNY Niagara, each individual is provided a T-Wolves account. A letter with your username and password is sent to the address the College has on file.  Your T-Wolves account information is also available to access in the Admissions Portal.

Your T-Wolves account will be used to access student email, Banner Web, Brightspace, Degree Works, and the wireless network on campus.

You must activate your T-Wolves account before you can complete the next steps in the enrollment process.  Below is a link to instructions on how to activate your T-Wolves account.

T-Wolves Activation Instructions

For more information, contact:

T-Wolve’s Assistance
Phone: 716-210-2505
Location: A-131
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm


T-Wolves Email FAQS

Academic Advisement

You will be contacted within 2 weeks of acceptance by a faculty member in your academic program to schedule an advisement appointment.

  • Please make sure your contact information listed in Banner Web is up-to-date so your SUNY Niagara advisor and success coach can reach you.
  • You can check and make changes (if needed) to your contact information on the “Personal Information” tab in Banner Web.

Wellness Center

Students will not be allowed to schedule classes until all Wellness Center holds are released.

To view possible holds on your account:

  • Log into Degree Works using your T-Wolves username & password
  • View any existing holds on the far right under “Hold Type”

If you have a hold, contact the Wellness Center for information on how to resolve their holds at 716-614-6275 or

Visit the Wellness Center webpage

Immunization Records

If you have not done so already, you must submit your immunization records to the Wellness Center before scheduling classes.  You can have your high school, previous college, or primary physician send your records to the Wellness Center (Fax: 716-614-6817 or

For More Information

Scheduling Classes & Meeting Your Success Coach

After meeting with your academic advisor, it’s now time to schedule your classes for the upcoming semester!

At SUNY Niagara, all matriculated students are assigned a Success Coach who can help them find and register for classes. Your Success Coach will also help you navigate the steps following class registration to help you prepare for success in your upcoming semester.

  • Most students will be automatically routed to meet with a Success Coach directly after their advisement appointment.
  • Sign up for a one-on-one or small group appointment with a Success Coach to register for classes.
Option 1: Attend a small group in-person meeting with a Success Coach
  • Every Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Some Saturdays 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Option 2: Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Success Coach

Contact the office to schedule a one-on-one in-person, Zoom, or phone appointment with your success Coach.

Student Success Center, D-102

Financial Aid

If you are planning to use financial aid for payment, it is important to complete the application process as early as possible. Below are some helpful links to guide you through the financial aid process. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office webpage.

Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

SUNY Niagara FAFSA School Code: 002874

Complete FAFSA

New York State Residents:

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Excelsior Scholarship information.

SUNY Niagara TAP School Code: 2215

Complete TAP application
NYS Excelsior Scholarship

Veteran Services:

Veteran Services is here to help students navigate the paperwork necessary to apply for GI Bill® benefits.

Veteran Services

Pay Bill & Certificate of Residency

Tuition Payment Due Dates

TermTuition Payment Due Date
Summer 2024Thursday, May 2, 2024 or immediately if registering after due date
Fall 2024Thursday, August 15, 2024 or immediately if registering after due date

Pay Bill

SUNY Niagara does not mail bills. Instead, once billing is opened for a given semester, you can view your schedule/bill on demand via your Banner Web secure login.

Your financial obligation can be satisfied in the following ways:

  • Pay your bill in full by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan
  • Financial Aid
More Information

Certificate of Residency

If you have been a legal resident of New York State for the past year but you have lived outside Niagara County, you will be charged tuition at the non-resident rate. The non-resident premium (the difference between the resident and non-resident rates) will be credited back to your account if you provide a valid Certificate of Residence from your county of legal residence within the first three weeks of the start of the term. The Certificate of Residence received from your county of legal residence is usually valid for one academic year and must be renewed annually. Certificates cannot be issued more than 60 days before the start of the term for which you are registered (see submission time-frame below).

TermCertificate of Residency Submission Dates
Spring 2024November 17, 2023 - February 15, 2024
Summer 2024March 21, 2024 - August 8, 2024
Fall 2024July 5, 2024 - October 2, 2024
More Information

Student ID, Textbooks, & Supplies

Student ID Card

Student ID cards are needed to use as a Library card, Go Print Card ($40 print credit), to access the computer lab, to use Financial Aid for purchases at the bookstore, to use athletic facilities and equipment, and to purchase discount tickets for events in the Fine Arts Auditorium. In addition, your Banner ID is listed on your ID card.

To obtain your Student ID card: Bring a copy of your schedule and a valid NYS ID to the Public Safety Office (G-106) to pick up your SUNY Niagara Student ID.

NFCI Majors should pick up their ID at the Reception Desk of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.


Textbooks & Supplies

Wolf Packed is a course material model that lowers the cost of materials for students and ensures students have access to all their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly through Brightspace.

NFCI Majors should purchase textbooks and supplies at the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore located at NFCI.

Transfer Credits

Have you completed college-level credit prior to SUNY Niagara? You can submit official transcripts to SUNY Niagara for transfer credit evaluation. Official transfer credit evaluations are completed upon acceptance to SUNY Niagara.  Transfer students will receive notification of any transfer credits accepted by email to their T-Wolves email account.

Credits accepted:

  • 2 & 4 Year College and University Credit
    • Note: If you completed college credit while in high school you need to have an official transcript sent from that institution. It is not included on the high school transcript.
  • College Board AP and CLEP Exams
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) HL Level Exams
  • Military Experience

Send Official Transcripts from any other institution you have attended addressed to the

SUNY Niagara Admissions Office
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132

Note: AP and CLEP scores need to be submitted through College Board, 2-year and 4-year Colleges and Universities need to be sent from the Registrar/Records Office, and U.S. Armed Forces credits can be sent via DD-214 Form, and/or American Council on Education (ACE) Registry Transcript.

For more information, check out our Transfer Credit Policy.

Questions? or 716-614-6250

Helpful Resources

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)/Student Tutoring– D-201 (within the Lewis Library) or 716-614-6724

The mission of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) at SUNY Niagara is to provide students with learning support services that serve as a foundation for academic success, retention, and completion of educational goals. The vision of ACE is to provide SUNY Niagara students with the strategies and skills needed to assist them in becoming independent learners who rely upon their strengths and abilities.

Campus Tours – 716-614-6200

Take advantage of a Campus Tour to view everything SUNY Niagara has to offer!

Henrietta G. Lewis Library – 2nd Floor of D-Building or 716-614-6780

The SUNY Niagara Henrietta G. Lewis Library offers a wide variety of resources and services. Our collection includes books, CDs, DVDs, videos, laptops, MacBooks, kindles, camcorders, digital cameras, audio recorders, and software.  We also subscribe to over 350 magazines, journals, and newspapers as well as web-based indexes and databases. We provide research assistance and instruction. 

  • If you have any questions, please ask a librarian at the reference desk.  We are here to help you!
Student Calendar – Stay informed!

View important enrollment dates & deadlines for students. Additional tab for upcoming Student Events.

Student Life – G-243 or 716-614-6263

Student Life has a variety of programming from social events, leadership training, and workshops, community service to clubs of all different interests and academic fields. Stop by and see us anytime to get more involved today!

Student Success Center (SSC) – D-102 or 716-614-6290

The Student Success Center is committed to providing continuing students at SUNY Niagara the necessary support services to successfully achieve their personal and academic goals. If you are looking for information regarding your Academic Advisor, want to change your advisor, or need general academic counseling you will find it in the “SSC”. The “SSC” also offers counseling services pertaining to Excelsior Scholarships, Student Outcome Tracking (SOT), withdrawal counseling, international student support, and change of major information.

Need Help?

Contact the Student Success Center with questions
at or 716-614-6290.