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SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees and then-chancellor and future United States Commissioner of Education Ernest L. Boyer as a distinctive statewide SUNY institution focused on nontraditional teaching and learning, where college faculty mentors guide learners through designing an individual degree program within 12 broad areas.These 12 broad areas include: The Arts, Business/Management/Economics, Community/Humann Services, Cultural Studies, Educational Studies, Historical studies, Human Development, Interdiscipinary Studies, Labor Studies, Public Affairs, Science/Mathematics/Technology, and Social Science.

With over 30 locations, as welll as an online environment, Empire State College allows students the ability to earn their degree no matter where they are!

Transfer Admissions Page:

Transfer Admissions Contact:

Heather Howard
Senior Channel Recruiter
Central New York Region
(315) 460-3144


Articulation Agreements:

Pathways Transfer Agreement

Pathways Transfer Program benefits:

  •     Transfer your entire associate degree, up to 79 credits.
  •     Take optional courses at your community college during the first year at SUNY Empire.
  •     Schedule courses around work and life commitments.
  •     Finish your degree where you live.
  •     Earn a nationally recognized SUNY degree.
  •     Save money with low tuition rates.

Empire State College will also provide the following benefits for transfer students from partner community colleges who have earned an associate degree (AA, AS, or AAS) within the last 3 years, or are in their final semester:

  •     Waiver of the $50 orientation fee
  •     $100 transfer scholarship (in the first term of matricuation at Empire State College)
  •     Guaranteed admission to a bachelor's degree program (BS in Nursing program is not included)