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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!




Powered Up: Alumna's career in education began at SUNY Schenectady.

19 October 2021

26 more charging stations will "future proof" campus.

19 October 2021

From croissants, tarts, and cakes, to fall apple salad and Hudson Valley Duck breast with charred scallions, guests enjoy delicious cuisine prepared and served by student chefs.

29 September 2021

"SUNY Schenectady 2U" to train students in advanced manufacturing and healthcare.

21 September 2021

Begley Library, Swanker Learning Center, tutoring, quiet study spaces, group study rooms, EOP, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Joshua Schwartz Cafe. It's all here!

15 September 2021


Oct 25

Today is the first day that prospective and current SUNY Schenectady students can apply for Foundation scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year.

8:30 AM - 11:00 PM | Online Application
Oct 25

Join Success Coach Leanna Liuzzi to learn more about how to apply for SUNY Schenectady scholarships.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Online - held via Microsoft Teams
Oct 26

Open to all members of the campus community, this workshop takes a closer look at conspiracy theories, where they come from, and why people believe them.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Begley 121
Oct 26

Students interested in transfer are invited to meet with a transfer counselor from SUNY Binghamton University.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Elston Hall, Student Commons
Oct 26

Students interested in transfer are invited to meet with a transfer counselor from Siena College.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Elston Hall, Student Commons