How to Apply as a First-Year Student
There are two options for applying as a first-year student to UAlbany; choose one:
The Common Application allows you apply to over 500 participating colleges with one application.
A non-binding early notification option for first-year applicants. Students must apply by December 1 (extended from November 15), and completed applicants are guaranteed an admissions decision by late December.
Traditional option for rolling first-year applicant decision notification. The deadline for priority consideration is February 1, and completed applicants are guaranteed an admissions decision by the end of March. Late applicants will be considered on a space-available basis.
Whichever application you choose, you’ll need to submit the following documents:
Transcript(s) should be sent directly from your high school, either electronically or by mail to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Note: all enrolled first-year students will need to supply an official final high school transcript with graduation date or the equivalent before the start of classes.
Standardized test scores are optional for most first-year students applying for admission in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Applicants for the Guaranteed Entrance Program to Upstate Medical and home-schooled applicants must submit test scores. Read more about our test-optional policy here.
Test scores can be submitted on your official high school transcript or from the appropriate testing agency.
UAlbany's SAT Code: 2532
UAlbany's ACT Code: 2926
Complete the essay component of at least 250 words on the Common Application or SUNY Application.
Submit one recommendation from a teacher or counselor through the Common Application or the SUNY Application.
The non-refundable application fee is $50. Submit your fee with your application or request a fee waiver through SUNY.
Note: EOP applicants are not required to pay the application fee.