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How to Apply as a First-Year Student


There are two options for applying as a first-year student to UAlbany; choose one
 
Apply with the Common Application

The Common Application allows you apply to over 500 participating colleges with one application.

Apply with the SUNY Application

The SUNY Application allows you apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.


Early Action

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.


Regular Admission

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.

 

Required Documents 

Whichever application you choose, you’ll need to submit the following documents: 

Official high school transcript(s)

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. 

Official SAT or ACT scores (optional for 2022)

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 

Personal essay

Complete the essay component of at least 250 words on the Common Application or SUNY Application. 

Teacher/Counselor recommendation

Submit one recommendation from a teacher or counselor through the Common Application or the SUNY Application.

Application Fee

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. 

Have you previously attended UAlbany? Apply for readmission today. 


Fund Your Education 

A degree from the University at Albany is a smart investment in your future. As a public research university, UAlbany costs considerably less than most private institutions and provides a rigorous academic experience of equal value. Nearly 80% of our undergraduate students apply for financial aid and about 60% receive money they don’t need to pay back.
 

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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP provides admission opportunities, as well as case-by-case funding, to economically and educationally disadvantaged New York State residents. View eligibility information 


Veterans & Military Student Services 

Our office helps veterans and military-connected students secure their educational benefits and offers veteran-centered events and activities. Secure your benefits 

AP/IB and Transfer Credits 

A maximum of 90 transfer credits can be applied toward your bachelor’s degree requirements. 

Advanced Placement (AP) 2021

The following lists the UAlbany equivalent if a 3 or higher is achieved on the AP exam. AP Grade Reports will be sent in July from the College Board to the University at Albany if designated on the student's answer sheet. Each report is cumulative and includes grades for all AP Exams taken, unless the student requests that one or more grades be withheld or cancelled. Visit AP Grade Reporting Services for further information.

CODE

AP EXAM

UALBANY EQUIVALENT

CREDITS

APART2D

ART - 2D DESIGN

A-ART 110, 010

3,3

APART3D

ART - 3D DESIGN

A-ART 115, 010

3,3

APARTDRA

ART - DRAWING

A-ART 010

6

APARTHIS

ART - HISTORY

A-ARH 170, 171

3, 3

APBIO5

BIOLOGY 5 (score)

A-BIO 130, 131, 201, 202Z

3, 3, 1, 1

APBIO34

BIOLOGY 3, 4 (score)

A-BIO 000, 000

4, 4

APCHM

CHEMISTRY

A-CHM 120, 121, 124, 125

3, 3, 1, 1

APCHIN

CHINESE

A-EAC101, 102

5, 5

APCSIA5

COMPUTER SCIENCE A 5 (score)

I-CSI 201

4

APCSIA34

COMPUTER SCIENCE A 3, 4 (score)

I-CSI 101

3

APCSIPRIN

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

I-CSI 105

3

APECOMAC

ECONOMICS - MACRO

A-ECO 111

3

APECOMIC

ECONOMICS - MICRO

A-ECO 110

3

APENGLAN

ENGLISH - LANG. & COMP.

A-ENG 010, 100

3, 3

APENGLIT

ENGLISH - LIT. & COMP.

A-ENG 121, 100

3, 3

APENVSCI

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

A-ENV 105

3

APFRELA5

FRENCH - LANGUAGE 5 (Score)

A-FRE 222, 301, 030

4,3,1

APFRELA4

FRENCH - LANGUAGE 4 (Score)

A-FRE 222, 301, 010

4,3,1

APFRELA3

FRENCH - LANGUAGE 3 (Score)

A-FRE 221, 222

4, 4

APGER5

GERMAN - LANGUAGE 5 (Score)

A-GER201, 202

4, 4

APGER34

GERMAN - LANGUAGE 3, 4 (Score)

A-GER101, 102

4, 4

APHISAM

HISTORY - AMERICAN 5 (Score)

A-HIS 100, 101

3, 3

APHISAM

HISTORY - AMERICAN 3, 4 (Score)

A-HIS 010, 010

3, 3

APHISEUR

HISTORY - EUROPEAN 5 (Score)

A-HIS 130, 131

3, 3

APHISEUR

HISTORY - EUROPEAN 3, 4 (Score)

A-HIS 010, 010

3, 3

APHISWOR

HISTORY - WORLD 5 (Score)

A-HIS 010, 010WD

3, 3

APHISWOR

HISTORY - WORLD 3, 4 (Score)

A-HIS 010, 010

3, 3

APHUGOG

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

A-GOG 102

3

APITALA5

ITALIAN – LANG. & CULT. 5 (score)

A-ITA 103, 010

4,4

APITALA34

ITALIAN – LANG. & CULT. 3, 4 (score)

A-ITA 100,101

4,4

APJAPAN

JAPANESE LANGUAGE

A-EAJ101, 102

5, 5

APCLLVER

LATIN - VERGIL

A-CLL 201, 202

3, 3

APMATAB45

MATH - CALC AB 4, 5 (Score)

A-MAT 112, 010

4, 2

APMATAB3

MATH - CALC AB 3 (Score)

A-MAT 106, 010

3, 3

APMATBC45

MATH - CALC BC 4, 5 (Score)

A-MAT 112, 113

4, 4

APMATBC3

MATH - CALC BC 3 (Score)

A-MAT 112, 010

4, 4

APSTAT

MATH - STATISTICS

A-MAT 108

3

APMUSTH45

MUSIC - THEORY 4, 5 (Score)

A-MUS 245, 010

4, 3

APMUSTH3

MUSIC - THEORY 3 (Score)

A-MUS 110, 010

3, 3

APMUSAUR

MUSIC AURAL 3, 4, 5*

A-MUS 010

3

APMUSNOAUR

MUSIC NONAURAL 3, 4, 5*

A-MUS 110

3

APPHYONE3

PHYSICS I 3 (Score)

A-PHY 010

4

APPHYONE45

PHYSICS I 4, 5 (Score)

A-PHY 105, 106

3, 1

APPHYTWO3

PHYSICS II 3 (Score)

A-PHY 010

4

APPHYTWO45

PHYSICS II 4, 5 (Score)

A-PHY 108, 109

3, 1

APPHYB

PHYSICS B

A-PHY 105, 108, 106, 109

3, 3, 1, 1

APPHYCME

PHYSICS C - MECH

A-PHY 140, 145

3, 1

APPHYCEM

PHYSICS C - E & M

A-PHY 150, 155

3, 1

APPOSAME

POL. SCI. - GOVT/POL AMER

R-POS 101

3

APPOSCOM

POL. SCI. - GOVT/POL COMPAR

R-POS 010

3

APPSY

PSYCHOLOGY

A-PSY 101

3

APRESEARCH

RESEARCH

A-CAS 010

3

APSEMINAR

SEMINAR

A-CAS 010

3

APSPNLA5

SPANISH - LANGUAGE 5 (Score)

A-SPN 200, 010

3, 5

APSPNLA34

SPANISH - LANGUAGE 3, 4 (Score)

A-SPN 100, 101

4, 4

APSPNLIT

SPANISH - LITERATURE

A-SPN 010

4

*

Music Aural and NonAural equivalents are only awarded if the Music Theory exam score is below 3.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Course Equivalents 2021

The University at Albany will award 30 credits to students completing the requirements for the IB Diploma with a cumulative score of at least 30 (including both Standard Level and Higher Level exams) and no score lower than a 4 (satisfactory). The credits will be awarded as follows:

  • 12-24 credits assigned course credit equivalents on a course-by-course basis for Higher Level courses completed with a score from 4 (satisfactory) to 7 (excellent).
  • 6-18 credits assigned as elective credit for the completion of the balance of the Standard Level courses and the Extended Essay requirement.

In addition, the University at Albany will consider for credit and/or placement on a course-by-course evaluation those IB subjects completed at the Higher Level without completion of the IB Diploma if a score from 4 (satisfactory) to 7 (excellent) is earned.

The following lists the UAlbany equivalents for students who participate in an IB curriculum at their high school. In order to receive credit, students should work with their high school guidance office to ensure that an official IB transcript is sent upon graduation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University at Albany.

CODE

COURSE

UALBANY

EQUIVALENT

CREDITS

IBANTH

SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTHRO

A-ANT 108, 010

3, 3

IBBIO

BIOLOGY

A-BIO 010, 010

3, 3

IBBUSMGT

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

B-BUS 000, 000

3, 3

IBCHM

CHEMISTRY

A-CHM 120, 121, 124, 125

3, 3, 1, 1

IBCHNA1

CHINESE - A1

A-EAC 010, 010

3, 3

IBCHNBHL

CHINESE - BHL

A-EAC 101, 010

5, 3

IBCLL

GREEKS/ROMANS

A-CLC 010, 010

3, 3

IBCSI

COMPUTER SCIENCE

I-CSI 201, 010

4, 2

IBDESTECH

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

A-CAS 010, 010

3, 3

IBECO

ECONOMICS

A-ECO 010, 010

3, 3

IBENGB

ENGLISH -B

A-CAS 010, 010

3, 3

IBENGA1

ENGLISH

A-ENG 121, 010

3, 3

IBENV

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

A-ENV 105, 000

3, 3

IBEXHLTH

EXERCISE HEALTH SCIENCE

D-PEC E30

6

IBFILM

FILM

A-ARH 010, 010

3, 3

IBFREA1

FRENCH - A1

A-FRE 010, 010

3, 3

IBFREBHL

FRENCH - BHL

A-FRE 101, 010

4, 2

IBGOG

GEOGRAPHY

A-GOG 010, 010

3, 3

IBHISHOA

HISTORY OF AMERICAS

A-HIS 010, 010

3, 3

IBHISEUR

HISTORY - EUROPEAN

A-HIS 130, 131

3, 3

IBHISISL

HISTORY - ISLAMIC

A-HIS 010, 010

3, 3

IBINFOTECH

ITGS (INFO TECH IN GLOBAL SOCIETY)

I-INF 010, 010

3, 3

IBEAJBHL

JAPANESE - B

A-EAJ 101, 010

5, 3

IBEAKA1

KOREAN - A1

A-EAK 010, 010

3, 3

IBMATHHL

MATH

A-MAT 108, 112

3, 4

IBMUSCOMP

MUSIC COMP

A-MUS 110, 178

3, 3

IBPHI

PHILOSOPHY

A-PHI 010, 010

3, 3

IBPHYS

PHYSICS

A-PHY 105, 108, 106, 109

3, 3, 1, 1

IBPSY

PSYCHOLOGY

A-PSY 101, 010

3, 3

IBSPNA1

SPANISH - A1

A-SPN 010, 010

4, 4

IBSPNBHL

SPANISH - BHL

A-SPN 100, 101

4, 4

IBTHR

THEATRE ARTS

A-THR 010, 010

3, 3

IBVISART

VISUAL ARTS

A-ART 010, 010

3, 3

College Courses

A grade of a C- or higher is required, use this tool to find course equivalents

Have questions about transfer credits? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 518-442-5435 or [email protected].