Learn about Associate and Bachelor's admissions requirements to apply to SUNY Empire.

Apply for an Associate or Bachelor's Degree

Thank you for choosing Empire State University to pursue your degree. Please review the academic terms and submit a completed application including required documentation by the application deadlines below.

Questions about completing your application? Contact your Regional Recruiter.

Summer 2024 Term Application Deadline*

Full Term (15- week session) and 
Express Term 1 (8-week session)

Express Term 2 (8-week session)

April 12

May 17

Fall 2024 Term Application Deadline*

Full Term (15- week session) and 
Express Term 1 (8-week session)

Express Term 2 (8-week session)

August 1

September 26

*All required application documents (supplemental items) must be submitted on or before the application deadline date.

Nondegree (non-matriculated) Students

Looking to take a course or two for career development, personal enrichment, or earn credit toward a degree at another college or university?  Apply now to be a nondegree student.

Returning Students

We are excited you have decided to return to Empire State University.  Students who have been withdrawn from the University for more than 3 years will need to submit a new application.  If you’ve taken a short break, chances are your student account is still active.  Log into MySUNYEmpire to see if your account is still active.  If you forgot your password, use this reset your password link.  If you need technical help with a password reset, learn more or contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

Application Requirements

Certificates, Associates and Bachelor's Programs

An application is considered complete when the admissions office has received all of the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Proof of high school completion
  • Official transcripts sent directly from all institutions previously attended. If you have completed college credit at a non-U.S. institution, you must have those credentials evaluated by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), such as SpanTran, ECE, GLOBE, or WES.
  • A nonrefundable orientation fee (waived for U.S. veterans, active military, and their spouses and dependents)

Combined Bachelors/Master's Programs

To be considered for admission into a combined pathway and dual degree program, you must provide the above items and meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA (recalculation of up to the last 60 credits earned); and
  • Transferring no more than 92 credits at the time of application; or
  • Applicants who have already completed a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply to the Dual Degree BS Accounting/ MBA Business Management or MAT pathways. Please see the combined pathway pages for more details.

To check the status of your application and application requirements, log into your application account.

If your application is not completed within one year, the application will expire and you will need to reapply.

Learn about what happens after you are accepted.

Immunization Requirement

State law dictates that students enrolling in 6 or more credits provide proof of immunization including immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis. Applicants are encouraged to provide documentation to avoid registration restrictions. 

Disability Services or Accommodations

For information regarding disability services or to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.