SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Empire State College sign joint-admissions agreement

SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras and SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy
February 12, 2020

SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Empire State College will hold information sessions about recently announced joint-admissions degrees in business and management to be offered at SUNY Empire’s Saratoga Springs campus.

Information sessions about the degree programs will be held on the following dates:

  • March 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, Room 175
  • March 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, Room 104
  • April 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, Room 104
  • April 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, Room 104

SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Adirondack Community College on Feb. 12 signed a phase-one agreement for five joint-admissions degrees in business and management at SUNY Empire’s Saratoga Springs campus. Under the agreement, SUNY Adirondack students will benefit from increased access to SUNY Empire’s campus in Saratoga Springs, where they can matriculate in bachelor’s and eventually graduate programs in a convenient location upon completing their degrees at SUNY Adirondack.

The agreement created five new pathways guaranteeing admission to graduates of SUNY Adirondack’s associate degrees in business to SUNY Empire’s bachelor’s degree programs in business and management. The degrees can be completed from start to finish onsite at SUNY Empire’s campus at 111 and 113 West Ave. in Saratoga Springs, expanding access to a bachelor’s degree for SUNY Adirondack students in Saratoga County.

The joint-admission agreements allow students to seamlessly transfer all lower-division credits at SUNY Adirondack to SUNY Empire, more than half the 124 total credits required to complete a bachelor’s degree, meaning students can earn bachelor’s degrees in as little as one year after their associate degrees. SUNY Empire also offers the opportunity for students to transfer credits for work and life experience through its individualized Prior Learning Assessment (iPLA) evaluation. Examples of college-level learning could include military training, professional licenses and certifications, independent study, and internships or volunteer work.

The five pathway agreements include:

  • A.S. in Accounting to B.S. in Accounting
  • A.S. in Business Administration to B.S. in Business Administration
  • A.S. in Business Administration to B.S. in Human Resource Management
  • A.S. in Business Administration to B.S. in Management
  • A.S. in Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship to B.S. in Management

Under the partnership, SUNY Empire will waive the registration fee for applicants and provide a $100 Presidential Scholarship to all transfer students.

To sign up for a session, contact Ryan Thomas, adult learner coordinator, at thomasr@sunyacc.edu or call 518.743.2264.