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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.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Call 518-381-1366 or e-mail

The Admissions Office offers 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!




Program for emerging leaders strengthens their critical skills and knowledge to build their campus’s capacity and improve student outcomes.

8 July 2024

More than 360 9th-12th-graders taking courses for college credit.

8 July 2024

College celebrates graduates during 54th Commencement!

16 May 2024

Graduate Spotlight: Nico Cochetti, Human Services, Class of 2024

8 May 2024

Graduate Spotlight: Micahra Semper, Science: Biology Concentration, Class of 2024

7 May 2024


Jul 12

Support the SUNY Schenectady Food Truck at Schenectady County SummerNight. Find the truck in the...

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Downtown Schenectady
Jul 13

Support the SUNY Schenectady Food Truck at the Downtown Schenectady Tater Trot.The Food Truck will...

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Downtown Schenectady, In the plaza behind Proctor's.
Jul 15

Today is the last day for prospective and new students to apply for SUNY Schenectady Foundation...

3:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Jul 15

A four-day intensive seminar for high school students ages 14-18, dedicated to learning the basics...

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

A four-day intensive seminar for middle school and high school students ages 11-18, dedicated to...

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