Apply as a Freshman

You should apply as a freshman if you have never attended college before. There are two options for applying as a freshman to UAlbany:

Apply with the Common Application

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


Apply with the SUNY Application

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

Additional Required Documents

  • Official high school transcript(s)
    Transcript(s) can be sent directly to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12222
    Please note: all enrolled freshmen 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 from the appropriate testing agency - OPTIONAL; please click here for details)
    • 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 Supplemental Application.

  • Teacher/Counselor recommendation
    Submit one recommendation from a teacher or counselor.


UAlbany Application Fee Information

The non-refundable application fee is currently US$50. Submit the fee with your application, or request a fee waiver.

More Information

- Admissions Requirements
- Dates & Deadlines
- Educational Opportunity Program
- Veterans Affairs

Important Forms

- SUNY Paper Application

Have you previously attended UAlbany? Apply for readmission today.