Getting Started at the College

Congratulations on your acceptance to SUNY Empire State College! You now have 3 important steps to take.

1. How to Pay for College

Your action needed − apply for aid or check your status below:

2. Submit your immunization forms.

If you plan to register for 6 or more credits of coursework, New York State public health law requires you to submit documentation regarding meningitis and immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. Review the immunization requirements and submit your documents so you can register for classes.

3. Attend orientation.

Your Action Needed  RSVP by e-mailing us below:

Orientation is available in multiple formats:

  • In-person group orientation

This orientation meets at a pre-arranged time and location. Faculty members are present. You will be provided your Mentor’s name.

  • Skype group orientation

This meets at a pre-arranged time with others via Skype (an internet based tool). Mentors are assigned after orientation completion

  • Online self-paced orientation

Available 24 hours a day via the internet. Access is given the day of your rsvp. Mentors are assigned after orientation completion.

Your action needed  RSVP for your choice of orientation by e-mailing us at:

Students find these events particularly of interest, we recommend you check them out…

  • Residency Information (upcoming residencies)

  • The Annual Student Wellness Retreat

    Good health is critical to academic success. Come join other Empire State College students from across New York state at the Student Wellness Retreat.

    Registration is FREE for all students! The conference will feature personal wellness coaches, guest lectures and presentations, wellness activities and demonstrations, a health fair, health screenings, and more.


Call: 800-847-3000 ext. 2259

Specific Distance Learning Partnerships

Web sites specifically for students in the following partnership programs:

Web Based Studies

If you are taking a distance learning course, or a web-enhanced study, please see MyESC > Academics for information about Moodlerooms, our online course environment.