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Welcome Parents

Parents have just as many questions as students when evaluating colleges. Our admissions team is here to provide all the answers that you’re seeking.

From this page you can connect to the most frequently requested information about becoming an Alfred State Pioneer.

New for 2021

  We’ve launched a new set of scholarships with $4-million in merit-based awards for fall 2021.
  Due to difficulties in scheduling ACT/SAT exams during the pandemic, Alfred State does not currently require test scores for admission or merit-based scholarships.
  With safety our number one priority, we've added precautions to protect students during The New Normal.
  On the Major Videos page see tours of hands-on labs, hear student testimonials, and meet faculty members. Virtually visit campus with our 360° Tour.

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Why Choose Alfred State?

Many parents find Alfred State to be “right-sized ” because we’re small enough to provide personal attention with an 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio. US News also recognizes Alfred State as the No. 1 SUNY regional college for 2021.

We offer big opportunities with dozens of in-demand majors. Every program includes hands-on learning to gain skills needed to launch a career. An astounding 98 percent of Alfred State Pioneers are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Our grads Hit the ground running®. . .

“I’m glad that Andrew chose so well when we visited colleges. His scholarship was just icing on the cake!”Current Alfred State Mom

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75% are employed (95% in their chosen field) 23% pursued advanced degrees, 98% employment & continuing education rate

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Cost, Affordability, and Applying

Access to financial aid is an all-important factor in any college search. Our team helps parents understand the financial package that we will offer and we assist in making you aware of the deadlines for FAFSA and other components of the equation. 

From our friendly admissions counselors to experts in financial aid, it’s our goal to provide clear and concise information online, on the phone, or in person. We hope you will visit campus and see ASC for yourself.

Call us: 800-4-ALFRED (800-425-3733)

More than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships available. Over 91% of our students share in the $41.3 million in financial aid annually

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Life at Alfred State College

Pioneers enjoy a wide variety of student support services, hands-on labs, and project-based learning at Alfred State. Beyond the classroom, there are numerous activities so that students enjoy the complete college experience.

With Division III athletics, over 100 clubs, and opportunities to volunteer for civic engagement, life on campus is extremely active. The beautiful area also offers great recreational opportunities, too. See what life is like in the Scenic Southern Tier of NY.

100+ Clubs and Organizations, students dancing and clapping

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P*Net - Alfred State Parent News Facebook Page

Parents are encouraged to "like" the P*Net - Alfred State Parent News Facebook page to receive updates from the Office of Student Engagement. Connecting to this page will also allow you to meet other parents of Alfred State students and see questions/comments from them that you may not have thought of yourself.