Empire State College Welcomes Members of the Military

At Empire State College, we are committed to enabling members of our armed forces to continue pursuing educational goals. Whether you are on active duty, in the reserves, or retired, located in the United States or overseas, we have a program that will fit your needs.

Student Benefits

  • Customized programs tailored to your interests and goals
  • Online courses and degree programs designed specifically for working adults
  • Working one-to-one with a dedicated, experienced academic advisor
  • Transfer of up 40 credits for an associate degree, up to 96 credits for a bachelor's
  • A member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Military Partnerships

Through our Office of Veteran and Military Education, Empire State College has partnered with the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense to provide seamless educational access to military personnel across the globe. By providing dedicated advisors and resources for our military programs, we ensure that our service members receive personal attention from course selection to final degree.

Education for Service Members

Even military students not enrolled in one of our partnership programs are eligible to participate in these flexible online programs. If you do not see your branch of the military listed with our partnerships, but you would like to learn more about distance learning at Empire State College, please visit our Office of Veteran and Military Education. There you will find our frequently asked questions, information applying for admission, course registration and much more.

Veterans and Military Family Members

Understanding that veterans and military family members also need accessible, affordable education, Empire State College offers veterans and military family members the opportunity to enroll in our distance learning program. 

Application and Registration Information

Contact Us:

Office of Veteran and Military Education  
One Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 800-867-5941
E-mail: military.programs@esc.edu