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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.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Fri., 8:30 a.m.-1:00 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!




Faculty and staff earn statewide awards recognizing their outstanding service to SUNY Schenectady.

13 July 2022

Schenectady City School District, SUNY Schenectady, and Proctors announce new program that will bring high school students, leadership academies, into downtown Schenectady.

16 June 2022

SUNY Schenectady and MVP Health Care make fitness free for everyone.

13 June 2022

College and Schenectady County break ground on new airport hangar which will enhance Aviation Science degree program.

9 June 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway, singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger & TV host performs on June 3 & Capital Region Wind Ensemble with Julie Taylor, clarinet soloist, performs on June 5.

23 May 2022


Aug 12

Visit the SUNY Schenectady food truck at Fandom Fest.

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady
Aug 22

Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees. Open to the public.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Elston Hall, Lally Mohawk Room
Aug 25

Accepted students are invited to campus to prepare for the fall semester.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | The Quad
Aug 29

Fall semester classes begin today.

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM |
Sep 10

Visit the SUNY Schenectady food truck at the Community Art Festival.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Capital Repertory Theater, 251 North Pearl St., Albany