SUNY Adirondack, UAlbany offer dual admissions

SUNY Adirondack President Kristine D. Duffy and UAlbany Provost Carol Kim
April 26, 2024

Agreement simplifies transfer, allows opportunity for merit scholarships

QUEENSBURY, New York (April 25, 2024) — SUNY Adirondack and University at Albany earlier today announced a dual admission agreement in which students are accepted by both colleges, then earn an associate degree from SUNY Adirondack and transfer seamlessly to UAlbany for a bachelor’s degree.

“This is an exciting opportunity for students throughout the region,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “Now, you can start at SUNY Adirondack, benefit from all the individual attention and support available, then transfer to University at Albany to work on a bachelor’s degree with all the skills gained at ADK.”

When applying to SUNY Adirondack, prospective students interested in Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees can indicate interest in University at Albany. When those students complete degree requirements, they are eligible to transfer to a related bachelor’s degree program at UAlbany. 

“Students deserve a seamless path to complete their degree. With our new dual-admission agreement, the University at Albany and SUNY Adirondack are smoothing the path for students and setting them up for higher education success," said Havidán Rodríguez, president of University at Albany.

Dual-admission students will receive UAlbany identification cards and be able to use the UAlbany libraries, meet with faculty and advisors, and attend athletics and special events at UAlbany. Participating students who graduate from SUNY Adirondack with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher will be guaranteed acceptance into a corresponding UAlbany program. Student who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are guaranteed a UAlbany Transfer Merit Scholarship.

"This program will ensure SUNY Adirondack students have the academic advising, financial aid counseling and support they need to successfully complete a bachelor's degree at UAlbany following their completion of an associate degree at SUNY Adirondack," Rodríguez said. "I am grateful to SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy and her team for their partnership and to SUNY for the Transformation Fund support that helped make this dual-admission program possible.” 

SUNY Adirondack earlier this month announced a dual admissions agreement with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury. To learn more about dual admissions, please visit

Caption: SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy, Ed.D., and University at Albany Provost Carol Kim sign a dual admissions agreement Thursday afternoon at SUNY Adirondack's Northwest Bay Conference Center.