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Home-Schooled Students

Welcome to SUNY Schenectady

In accordance with the policy set forth by the State University of New York (SUNY), students who are home-schooled must satisfy one of the following to be eligible for consideration for admission into SUNY Schenectady:

  1. The student must have a passing score on the state high school equivalency diploma (GED) test. (Only students who have reached the maximum compulsory age of school attendance are eligible to take this test.)
  2. The student must provide a letter from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides, attesting to the student's completion of home instruction meeting the requirements of Section 100.10 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education (or equivalent for students who reside outside of New York state.) This letter should state that the student is the “Substantial Equivalent” of a graduate in the district.

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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 223
518-381-1344 | E-mail Student Life