How to Apply

To apply, complete either the SUNY Application or the Common Application online (transfer students should use the SUNY Application).

  1. You will need two pieces of information when applying using the SUNY Application:
  2. Freshman applicants using the SUNY Application must also complete the SUNY Supplemental Application.
  3. High school graduates who have not attended a postsecondary institution must submit an essay directly to the Admissions Office.
  4. Students who would like to be considered for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) should check the appropriate box on the SUNY Application indicating their interest.

For further instructions, see our Web pages for Home-Schooled Students, Transfer Students, International Students, Online Students, Adult Students, or Past Students Seeking Re-Admission.

The Admissions Office will begin reviewing 2020 applications at the end of September.

Please note: We are not able to accept students who reside in the state of California for online degree/certificate programs.​​

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Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities should contact the Admissions office to inquire about special accommodations to assist them with the application process paperwork.

About the Application Process

Each application is reviewed individually by an Admissions Counselor. Alfred State offers rolling admission, which means students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission decisions are based on an overall review of your academic performance. We look at your high school average as well as your performance in required high school subjects. Scores on standardized tests are considered. A personal interview, letters of recommendation, and a review of your high school and community activities and work experience are also used in the decision-making process. In addition, if you have a gap of more than six months in your educational experiences, please supply information on what you did during that time. See a complete list of admission requirements.

Consistent with college policy, any deliberate falsification or omission of data on any admissions documents may result in denial of admission, revocation of acceptance decision, or administrative dismissal from the college.

We understand that the college search and application process generates many questions on the part of prospective students and their families. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or requests for additional information or if you would like some assistance with the application process.