College Academy



High school juniors and seniors can take college-level courses through SUNY Adirondack’s College Academy.

SUNY Adirondack has established a College Academy in accordance with State Education Department guidelines in order to provide academically capable high school juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses. SUNY Adirondack guidelines require an average of 80 percent or higher and a recommendation from the high school guidance counselor or principal. The College Academy Application form is available for download or can be obtained from a high school guidance counselor. College Academy students are ineligible for both federal and state aid.

Students can choose from a variety of SUNY Adirondack classes available to them at their high school, earn college credits and are offered at reduced rates.

Types of Classes offered:

  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science

Please see your guidance counselor to inquire about offerings at your high school. Students will be required to complete a college academy application/registration form. This form must be completed each semester. All decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Extended Programs.

Students have the ability to study either full or part time at either of SUNY Adirondack’s two locations Queensbury and Wilton, or online Students should meet with their guidance counselor to discuss courses needed to complete high school graduation.

  • Work toward an associate degree, or start earning credits for transfer
  • Full catalog of courses available
  • Full tuition rate
  • Academic Advisor for full-time students 
  • Free tutoring
  • Accommodations 

Students will be required to complete a college academy application/registration form. This form must be completed each semester. All decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Extended Programs.

Applicants entering their senior year may be considered for full-time study; juniors will only be considered for courses under a part-time status.

Degree Programs 

Transfer Opportunities

Available to students in their senior year, the highly competitive Early Scholars Honor Academy program features a scholarship of $1,500 ($750/semester) and requires students take a minimum of 12 credits per academic year, along with an honors research project in collaboration with current SUNY Adirondack Phi Theta Kappa members and advisors. A minimum of a 90 HSGPA or a 3.7 Quarterly Report GPA, along with recommendations from district personnel, is required. Campus Academy students take courses on one of SUNY Adirondack’s campuses (Queensbury, Wilton or online). Homeschooled and district students can choose courses for dual high school/college credit or pick courses that interest them and align with future career goals.

Homeschool students can enroll part time in their junior year in our Campus Academy Programs and are eligible for full-time enrollment in their senior year, allowing them to take classes on our Queensbury campus, Wilton Extension Center or online. For more information, see Campus Academy above. Homeschooled students will be required to submit the following for consideration:

  1. College Academy Application, which needs to be submitted each semester;.
  2. A letter from the superintendent of the public school system in which you reside, including the following statement on school letterhead:

To Whom it May Concern, 

"(insert student’s name) will be in (grade) in the fall/spring of (year). His/her overall GPA is (insert number). He/she will have completed the requirements necessary to complete (grade) by June of this year. The (student’s family name) have complied with the New York state Education Regulations for Home Schooling , section 100.10, and I have received all appropriate paperwork.”

  1. Quarterly reports to the Assistant Dean of Extended Programs

Click HERE to download the handbook.

College Academy Application/Registration Form

College Academy Withdrawal Form (to be used after the first week of class)

College Academy Add/Drop Form (to be used before the start of the second week of classes)

Early Scholars Honor Academy Application/Registration Form

College Academy Foundation Scholarship Application

Billing Information/Certificate of Residency Forms (Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties): All NYS residents are required to submit a Certificate of Residence. For more information, click HERE. (See "Certificate of Residence FAQs" section.)

Click HERE to download a College Academy application.

Click HERE to download an Early Scholars Honors Academy application.

Click HERE for instructions on accessing your SUNY Adirondack accounts.

Click HERE for instructions on completing an online FERPA waiver authentication.

Click HERE to connect with campus tutoring options.

Click HERE for College Academy Dates and Deadlines.

Click HERE to file a Certificate of Residence.

The Accessibilities Services Office provides equal educational opportunities to students with disabilities by ensuring full access to all programs, activities an facilities of the college. For more information, click HERE.

Find colleges that offer transfer agreements or "2 plus 2" programs with SUNY Adirondack HERE.

To request a transcript, click HERE.

To pay a bill, click HERE.

Click HERE for roster verification information.

Click HERE for Banner information.

Read about College Academy program updates HERE.

Click HERE for College Academy Dates and Deadlines.

To download the Fall 2020 schedule, click HERE.

Access the application by clicking HERE.

Early College Career Academy

Think earning credit for college has to wait until you graduate? Think again.

Earn up to 32 tuition-free credits toward an Associate degree in this early high school program, helping you gain valuable job skills and work experience at the same time toward a degree.


Contact Us

To learn more about the Early College Career Academy program, contact: