SUNY Empire’s mission centers on removing barriers and increasing access to a high-quality education. In that spirit, SUNY Empire no longer requires a written essay as part of the application process for undergraduate applicants.

Apply for Associate or Bachelor's Degree

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

Questions about completing your application? Contact your Regional Recruiter.

Fall 2022 TermApplication Deadline*

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

Express Term 2 (8-week session)

Opportunity Programs (EOP and ESOP)

August 1


September 28

July 18

Spring 2023 TermApplication Deadline*

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

Express Term 2 (8-week session)

December 6


January 27

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

Nondegree students complete a different application.

Application Requirements

An application is considered complete when the Admissions Office has received all of the following items:

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

If the application process is not completed within one year, the application expires and the applicant will have to reapply.

Learn about college support and next steps after you are accepted.

Immunization Requirement

State Law dictates that students enrolling in 6 or more credits provide proof of immunization including 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.