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Graduate admission to the University at Albany is accomplished through our online application process. The University no longer accepts paper applications.

It is helpful to have all required elements for your application in place before you apply. Required application materials and application deadlines for individual programs can be found through the Program Deadlines and Requirements area of the Graduate School website.

Detailed application instructions can be found on our Step-by-Step Application Process page.


Once you begin the application process, your first step you will be to set your PIN and password. By doing so, you can return to work on your application over the course of several sessions. Your information will be transmitted through a secured server and kept confidential until you complete and submit your application. Please note that you must enable pop-ups in your application account to ensure proper functioning.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is currently $75 for degree applications or $20 for non-degree applications. You can pay the application fee using a credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express) via the online application system. Once you pay the application fee, you cannot go back and edit your application or upload new materials.

Help is Available

The Frequently Asked Questions section of this website provides answers to basic questions you may have. If you need more detailed help, or have questions that are not answered in this section, please contact the Graduate School. We can be reached at or by calling (518) 442-3980.