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 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.

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Read about College Academy program updates HERE.

Click HERE for College Academy Dates and Deadlines.

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)

College Academy Foundation Scholarship Application

Early Scholars Honor Academy Application/Registration Form

High School Academy Online 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 the handbook.

Students can choose from a variety of SUNY Adirondack classes available to them at their high schools, earning college credits 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 submit an online application. This application can be found 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: