SUNY Empire State University
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Take the next step toward a degree that’s built around you.

We know you’re busy. As SUNY’s leading online institution, SUNY Empire offers over 850 online courses that will fit into your schedule. SUNY Empire will be your partner as you prepare to advance your career without missing a step.

Through SUNY Empire’s Pathways Transfer Program, CUNY Hostos Community College transfer students who have completed any of the following degree programs can take advantage of the partnership benefits:

  • Associate in Arts (A.A.) 
  • Associate in Science (A.S.)
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Pathways Transfer Program benefits:

  • Guaranteed admission to a bachelor's degree program for associate degree graduates
  • Through SUNY Empire's 100% credit transfer policy, your entire associate degree (AA, AS, AAS) will transfer - up to 79 lower-division credits
  • $100 Better Together Transfer Scholarship
  • Waiver of the $50 orientation fee
  • Additional benefits are available for active military, veterans, and spouses.  Please contact or call (800) 847-3000 ext. 2779 for more details
  • A flexible learning model that fits around your busy schedule
  • An accelerated path to bachelor's degree completion
  • SUNY Empire offers a robust prior learning assessment program for previous learning outside of college
  • An option for students to enroll in a combined bachelor's / master's degree pathway simultaneously to save time and money

*SUNY Empire is proud to support military aligned students. Additional benefits are available for NYS Veterans and their spouses. Please contact or call 518-587-2100, ext. 2779 for more details.

Ready for the next step? You're closer than you think.

To learn more and to get your transfer benefits code for the admissions application, contact:

Joseph Nader
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
Metro New York City region

Schedule a virtual or phone appointment with Joseph

Military-aligned students, please contact:
518-587-2100 ext. 2779

Mercedes Moscat
Director of Transfer Services
(718) 518-4484

Why Earn Your Degree at SUNY Empire?

Our students and alumni say we make earning a degree possible in many important ways.

The Power to Personalize

At SUNY Empire, there’s no cookie-cutter, off-the-shelf, everybody-does-it-the-same-way degree program. When you earn your degree here, you are part of the planning process by personalizing your degree to fit your goals and interests. This allows students to define career goals, while exploring their talents and abilities.

Earn Your Degree While You Live Your Life

More than 50% of SUNY Empire students work full or part time while they earn their degree. Take classes part time — online, onsite or both — and benefit from our student services, including online and onsite tutoring, career services and special support programs for active military members and veterans.

Give Yourself Credit

You know a lot. Maybe the knowledge you’ve gained wasn’t earned in a classroom — maybe it was by examination, professional certification or military training — but it’s all part of your learning — shortening your time to degree and saving money.

Your Own Guide

At SUNY Empire, you'll get a faculty mentor who will guide and support you from Day One to graduation. Your mentor is a trusted advisor who will help you develop your degree encourage you and give you access to the resources you need to succeed.

SUNY Affordability and Reputation

SUNY Empire is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers a high-quality, well-respected education. And you’ll earn your degree at a fraction of the cost of many private and for-profit institutions. A respected degree + SUNY affordability = a real return on investment.