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Veteran Students

Welcome to SUNY Schenectady

Thank you for considering SUNY Schenectady County Community College as your choice for a quality and affordable education! SUNY Schenectady welcomes Veterans and we have been designated as a “military friendly school” by G.I. Jobs magazine or the past four years.

Not only are we the most affordable college in the Capital Region, but we also have a wide variety of courses to choose from–all taught by our diverse and regionally recognized faculty. We make it convenient to attend as the College offers many evening, weekend, and online courses. Some of our majors can be completed entirely in the evening and our Criminal Justice major can be completed entirely online. There are resources on campus to help you once you become a student, including a Learning Labs, along with dedicated Veteran Resource Office. The College also has an actively growing Veterans Club that will support you along your educational journey. We also have affordable child care options available for you–visit our Childcare Resources page for details.

Many Veterans have access to military tuition benefits, and we can help you with this process. You may call 518-381-1344 to speak with someone about your Veteran’s benefits. For more information on using your VA Educational Benefits at SUNY Schenectady please visit our Registrar’s page.

Applying at the College is an easy process as we removed many barriers by making the application process simple and quick! Since we are an open-admission institution, we require no specific grade point average from your high school record. Most of our programs have no special admissions requirements other than being a high school graduate or its equivalent. We’ll help guide you in contacting your former high school for the state required information. Many of our students come to us having earned credit at other colleges. Our Registrar’s Office will evaluate your college transcripts for possible transfer credit.

You can begin by Applying Now with our non-fee application and arrange to have your official high school or GED/TASC records sent to the College’s Admission’s Office:

Admissions Office
SUNY Schenectady
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305

For step-by-step instructions to the enrollment process, please read our Admissions To Enrollment Checklist - Six Basic Steps.


As always, we are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Contact the Admissions Office directly at  518-381-1366 or at

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Stockade, Room 120
518-381-1366 | E-mail Admissions

Financial Aid
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1468 | E-mail Financial Aid

Student Business Office
Elston Hall, Room 219
518-381-1346 | E-mail Student Business Office

Academic Advising
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1277 | E-mail Academic Advising

Testing Center
Elston Hall, Room 427
518-381-1293 | E-mail Testing Center

Student Life
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1344 | E-mail Student Life