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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!




Redesigned, one-stop area serves students with Admissions, Financial Aid, Athletics, and Student Business Office.

24 January 2023

From a Jane Austen literature class and cooking in our Culinary Labs, to performing with the Guitar Ensemble and graduating in May, students share what they are excited about this semester!

18 January 2023

Jonathan Ryan on his way to accomplishing his childhood dream of becoming a professional pilot.

8 December 2022

Cassiel Achan, Parmesh Thakoordial, and Dr. Lorena Harris share Vale Park applied learning project during "Empowering Higher Education" Conference in Pennsylvania.

7 December 2022

Service Learning projects benefit community members and students at the same time. SVO to display tree at Festival of Trees.

18 November 2022


Feb 02

Celebrate Black History with this conversation facilitated by Professor David Gleason with special guest, Garland Nelson, a local musician.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | School of Music, Room 215
Feb 08

Please consider rolling up your sleeve and giving. Open to the public.

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Elston Hall, Lally Mohawk Room
Feb 10

Prospective School of Music students are invited to schedule a placement audition.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | School of Music
Feb 15

Aneesa Waheed, chef and owner of Tara Kitchen, will demonstrate dishes from her new cookbook, "Easy Moroccan Cooking." Free and open to the public.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Elston Hall, Van Curler Room
Feb 16

The School of Music Chamber Music Series presents Niamh Paris '20, Iida Nyman '17, and Rebecca Schmid '17 in concert. Free and open to the public.

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Carl B. Taylor Auditorium