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Announcements for Students

  • (9/4/15) Registration closes for the Fall 1 2015 terms and payment is due by 5 p.m. ET today. You must have payment or payment arrangements in full in place (as shown on your student account statement) to avoid cancellation of your enrollment. Please review your student account statement now and make sure that you do not have an outstanding balance.
  • (9/2/15) The college will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.
    This weekend:
    • The IT Service Desk will be open for technology issues or assistance during their regularly scheduled weekend hours of Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. E.S.T and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. E.S.T.
    • Library services will be closed.
    All College offices will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8; the Student Information Center and the IT Service Desk will reopen at 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.
  • (9/2/15)  Take advantage of special pricing on personal computers and electronics through Empire State College's member purchase program from Dell. See the September 2015 flyer for details.
  • (8/28/15) The payment due date for the Fall 1 2015 terms is Sept. 4, 2015. You may view your student account statement online. Enrollments not paid in full, or through approved financial aid, sponsorship or enrollment in the time payment plan will be cancelled after the payment due date.
  • (8/27/15) Check out the latest issue of SUNY Empire State College’s student-run newsletter, The Student Connection. We're seeking creative submissions, so dust off those short stories, poems, photographs or sculptures, and submit them today!
  • (8/27/15) Are you pursuing a concentration in information systems or information technology? Find out about the three competency-based information technology courses being offered for the Fall 1 term.
  • (8/21/15) Registration closes for the Fall 1 2015 terms on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. ET. Payment is due by that time. Registrations not paid for by this date will be cancelled. If you are on the time payment plan, your first 1/3 payment is due by Sept. 4.
  • (8/17/15) AIM Services is offering internships for fall 2015. Please see the detailed job descriptions and application instructions for internships in Behavioral Services and Community and Human Services. Please contact Anita DeCianni-Brown at Anita.Brown@esc.edu with any questions.
  • (6/18/15) Starting July 9, 2015, students pursuing iPLA will be required to initiate the request in PLA Planner. Mentors can no longer create requests on behalf of their students. However, mentors and students will work together to develop each iPLA request.  Students will submit the request to their mentor, who will review the request and submit it to the Center Office of Academic Review (COAR). See the full announcement about PLA for details.
  • (6/16/15) Are you a writer, essayist, journalist, poet, lyricist, stand-up comedian, biographer, novelist or just fascinated by the power of the word? The newly relaunched Writers and Speakers Club is for you.
  • (6/11/15) Conquer your stress, manage your time, organize your job search and more! Check out the June issue of Empire State College's Student Health 101 (mobile-friendly version)
  • (6/9/15) Two online tools are now available to help you predict your current and future grade point average (G.P.A.).
  • (6/2/15) Registration for the Fall 1 2015 terms opens today at 9 a.m. E.T. and closes Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. E.T.
  • (6/1/15) In accordance with the SUNY five year rational tuition plan and the college's multi-year technology fee plan, tuition and the technology fee will increase effective with the Fall 1 2015 term (pending administrative action to finalize). Visit www.esc.edu/tuition for a complete break down of tuition and fees. This is the fifth and final year of the current SUNY five year rational tuition plan.
  • (6/1/15) Effective with the Fall 1 term, which starts Sept. 14, Empire State College will award a $20 per credit grant to all active-duty military, guard, reservists and veterans up to a maximum of 12 credits per term for undergraduate study. See the full announcement for details.
  • (4/6/15) All LGBTQA students, alumni and supporters who are interested in being an active part in a new club at Empire State College are encouraged to contact Nicholas Coppola at ncopp50451@aol.com.
  • (10/2/14) The college's Annual Safety and Security Report and Procedures is available on the Safety and Security web site (http://www.esc.edu/safetyandsecurity).
  • (9/16/14) Effective with registration for the 2014 Fall 2 term, which opens on Sept. 16, students will no longer receive paper bills after registering. See the detailed announcement for more information.
  • (8/1/14) A Higher One ATM is now available in the first floor lobby at the Center for Distance Learning at 113 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY. This building is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. To find a Higher One ATM in your area, search in the EasyHelp function at the www.ESCChoicecard.com web site.
  • (7/15/14) As part of the Health and Wellness Initiaitve, Empire State College now offers students up to three face to face counseling sessions at no charge. Simply call 800-756-3124 to speak to a certified counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and if you need to speak to someone in person you will be placed with a counselor near you. No problem is too big or too small. This free service for students is funded by your Student Health Fee and you can find more details on our Collegewide Student Services website.
  • (3/17/11) Important notice about the Smarthinking online tutoring service:
    Empire State College has a contract for tutoring services through Smarthinking.com. Note that this is Smarthinking with only one "T". An unofficial site has been launched (www.smartthinking.com -- notice the two "T"'s) which prompts individuals to enter their credit card information. Students should ONLY utilize the Smarthinking.com site, or go through the college's Smarthinking portal at www.esc.edu/smarthinking. See the full announcement for details.
  • (3/31/09) Beware of Financial Aid Scams:

    This is a reminder that if you receive correspondence from an outside agency asking for significant personal information and a processing fee for financial aid it is most likely a scam. We highly encourage you to NOT respond to this type of request, as you could lose the fee and jeopardize your personally identifiable information.

  • Need some tips for registering online? View our online demo at http://www.esc.edu/RegistrationDemo.
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