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Your degree might be closer than you think. Make your move. Learn more about how Empire State University puts your undergraduate, graduate, or nursing degree within reach.

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Combine your life learning with Empire State University’s curriculum to earn an individualized degree built upon your experience, interests, and goals.

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At SUNY Empire, we believe students should be awarded credit for verifiable university-level learning and life experience gained outside a traditional classroom. In addition to transfer credit, we offer multiple ways to earn credit for prior learning, saving you time and money on your degree.

  • Professional licensure
  • Standardized exams
  • Volunteer work
  • Military training
  • ...and more

Flexible approaches to learning that fit your schedule and needs.

We know that busy students need flexible options to earn their degree. Empire State University students can study in many ways, and what works for you one term might be different the next term. We're committed to helping you find a way to learn that makes sense for where you are right now, and where you want to be in the future. Whether you prefer online instruction, in-person instruction, or a blend of both, we have courses and degree programs that meet your unique needs.


Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are putting their dreams within reach. Read on — and get ready to be inspired.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Accessing SUNY Empire’s Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

You might be wondering how to access Accessibility Resources and Services at Empire State University. Don't worry, you're not alone. SUNY Empire is here to support you and ensure you get the most out of your higher education experience.

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