Thank you for your interest in applying to Empire State College. Choose the degree program you're interested in to see the admission and application requirements. After reviewing the requirements you can access the online application form.

If you need help with the application process, email the Admissions Office at or call our Student Information Center at 800-847-3000.

Military and Veterans – Empire State College serves veterans and active service military personnel in all branches of the service. Before you apply, consult the Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME) pages for a one-stop shop of information and resources for veterans and military students.

International Students – You can earn an associate or bachelor's degree from Empire State College even if you live outside the United States. Visit the International Students page to find the option that is right for you and for links to more information for international applicants.

Nondegree Study – If you're not ready to apply for a degree program, you can take courses as a nondegree student. Nondegree students do not need to complete an application. Visit the Nondegree Study page for more details.