First Year Students

College is a great time in a person’s life. But we know that there are also times when adjusting to college life can be complex, difficult and easier said than done. We are at your service! We want to help you find ways to connect with our community, have academic success, and make the most of your time with us. Our students experience the difference of an education that is not only about acquiring knowledge but also about giving of oneself. We are committed not only to teaching you to be of service, but to serving you as well.

You don’t have to be a high school student to apply to Maria College. We know that starting college after you have been out of school for 4 years or 30 years can be a daunting task. We understand that each student has different needs, expectations and worries and want to do everything we can to make the application process as easy as possible for you.

  • HOW TO APPLY — HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

    In the true spirit of Maria College, we want to do everything we can to make the application process as easy as possible for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, 518-861-2517 or admissions@mariacollege.edu.

    How to Apply:

    Apply online

    Required Documents for General Admission:

    • Completed Application
    • High School Transcript

    Encouraged but not required:

    • ACT or SAT score report
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • An essay or personal statement

    Additionally:

    • It is recommended that every applicant have an interview with an Admission Counselor
    • Additional Requirements are needed for the Associate’s DegreeBachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
    • The Associate’s Degrees in Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant both require a student to have successfully completed 3 science courses in high school or college with at least one course being Biology and one course being Chemistry with a score of 80% or higher, and 2 college preparation Math courses.  An overall high school GPA of 80% or higher is also required.

    All documents should be sent to:

    Admission’s Office
    Maria College
    700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    admissions@mariacollege.edu

    Please note: If you need any assistance with the application, please contact the Office of Admissions at 518-861-2517. 8-861-2517. 

  • HOW TO APPLY — ADULTS

    Regardless of your reasons for returning to school, we are at your service! We want to help you find ways to connect with our community, have academic success, and make the most of your time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, 518-861-2517 or admissions@mariacollege.edu.

    How to Apply:

    Apply online

    Required Documents for Admission for Adult Students with NO prior college experience:

    • Completed Application
    • High School Transcript or GED
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • An essay or personal statement
    • It is recommended that every application have an interview with an Admission Counselor

    Additionally:

    All documents should be sent to:
    Admission’s Office Maria College
    700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    admissions@mariacollege.edu

    Please note: Maria College has a rolling admission policy. For Spring 2018 semester, we encourage you to apply by December 1, 2017.  For the Fall 2018 semester, please apply by May 1, 2018 for Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs. All other programs are rolling admission. Please be aware that space is limited in our Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs. Students interested in Nursing or Occupational Therapy Assistant are encouraged to complete their application for admission early.