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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!




Gourmet dining room, bakery, and charcuterie serving delicious meals, desserts, and hand-crafted products.

28 September 2022

"I really like working with the kids and learning from them. I'm learning how to be a better teacher for them." Jahnice Crawford, Early Childhood major

22 September 2022

What are the mottos they live by? Who gives them the best advice? What are their goals as student leaders and their goals for the future? Find out in this SGA Q. & A!

14 September 2022

H.E. Amb. Dr. Chola Milambo learns more about SUNY Schenectady's new partnerships with Zambian institutions, meets with College President, students, and faculty.

8 September 2022

Maureen Mbanga and Ngambela Zulu start on their paths toward careers in electrical engineering and culinary arts.

8 September 2022


Oct 02

Join the School of Music and the Capital Region Wind Ensemble for the first CRWE concert of the season.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Oct 03

Students interested in transferring are invited to learn more about The College of Saint Rose.

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Begley Lobby
Oct 05

Students interested in transferring are invited to learn more about SUNY Empire State College.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Begley Lobby
Oct 06

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Audeliz Matias about the impacts of extreme weather events on Puerto Rico and other Islands.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Stockade Building, Room 101
Oct 06

Students interested in transferring are invited to learn more about SUNY Oswego.

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Begley Lobby