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SUNY Schenectady Admissions

Welcome to SUNY Schenectady!

We understand that when you're considering a college you’re looking for:

  • A convenient location
  • Affordable tuition 
  • Innovative academic programs
  • Strong student support services

If you’re fresh out of high school or returning to a classroom setting for the first time in several years we are committed to help you reach your career goals!

Enrolled students are eligible for:

  • CDTA Bus Pass*
  • YMCA Membership*
  • Free Campus Parking 

Admissions is available Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Call 518-381-1366 or e-mail

The Admissions Office is open! We offer both in-person and virtual visits. Students who would like to meet with an Admissions Advisor are encouraged to make an appointment to guarantee someone is available to meet with them. Prospective students who wish to drop off transcripts and complete admissions applications are welcome to walk-in during normal business hours.

* Student must pay Student Activity fee


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Virtual Advisor Appointments

Make a Virtual Admissions Advisor Appointment. Get your questions about SUNY Schenectady answered from the comfort of home. The link takes you to a calendar to find available appointments, fill out the registration form and meet with advisors. Students can schedule their appointment up to 1 hour before an appointment slot begins.

Faculty member speaking with a student in the Montessori Laboratory Classroom.

Our faculty are top-notch.


Two students looking into microscopes in the biotechnology lab.

More than 55 degree, program and certificate options.


Four students posing for the camera in front of microphones.

Music, lectures, social events...there's always something happening.


A culinary student and faculty member work in a kitchen lab making bread.

You may qualify for free tuition.


Eight students in caps and gowns at commencement pose for the camera.

Our grads transfer, and get great jobs.


College administrators stand with community members who were guests of the college at a panel discussion on entrepreneurship.

Great things are happening here!




Tayron Lopez (Taiitan) displayed his artwork during student exhibits at SUNY Schenectady. Now, he's a Visual Arts Teacher at Harlem Prep High School and runs an art studio.

18 September 2023

What makes a student leader decide to lead? What are their goals for the future? Who gives them the best advice? Our SGA members share their stories.

12 September 2023

"The fact that it's walk-in tutoring where you just sign in and it's free is what I like most about it."--Paula Murillo-Nunez, Aviation Science major

6 September 2023

Ensemble in residence will bring the music of the Zoellner Quartet to life during a special program in the Taylor Auditorium. Featuring Guest Speaker The Honourable Alexandra Foley, great-granddaughter of Joseph Zoellner, Sr.

1 September 2023

Culinary Arts students interning at Walt Disney World® Resort. "This is a really good opportunity. I like Disney. It's a big operation and I'm excited to be a part of the company and learn new things from the people here."--Cassandra Swiecicki, Culinary Arts major

31 August 2023


Sep 27

Stop in to the on-campus bakery, Pane e Dolci, for a delicious sweet treat.

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Elston Hall, Culinary Arts Wing
Oct 03

Join SUNY Schenectady, SUNY Columbia-Greene, SUNY Fulton-Montgomery, and SUNY Adirondack, of the CannaBusiness Education Hub, to explore how you can become part of the growing cannabis industry. Free and open to the public.

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM | DoubleTree by Hilton Schenectady Downtown, 100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308
Oct 03

Meet representatives from student clubs and organizations and learn how to get involved on campus.

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM | Elston Hall, Cafeteria
Oct 05

Free and open to the public.

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Oct 06

Join the School of Music and A Place for Jazz for a performance by Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Quartet. Tickets can be purchased through

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Carl B. Taylor Auditorium