First Year Students

Students studyingCollege 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. 

Whether you’re a high school student or an adult looking to obtain higher education, we can help.

    • AFFORDABLE. Our low cost tuition and financial aid allow you to focus on your studies without the heavy financial burden typically associated with a private school education.
    • PERSONABLE. A 14-to-1 student to faculty ratio provides for personalized attention with our supportive faculty and staff.
    • DAY, EVENING, WEEKEND & ONLINE. Various class schedules allow you the flexibility to achieve your career aspirations while maintaining various life commitments.
    • SUCCESSFUL. 99% of our graduates surveyed in 2013 found employment in their field or chose to continue their education shortly after graduation.
    • LOCATION. Our small, picturesque campus is conveniently located in the Capital District just minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment.
    • ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. Maria College offers both bachelor and associate degrees, plus certificate programs. 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 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:

1. Apply online

2. Submit a paper application

Required Documents for General Admission:

    • Completed Application
    • High School Transcript
    • 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 and Psychology.
    • 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, and 2 college preparation Math courses.

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, which means that students can be admitted until the start of their desired semester. 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 early.  

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 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:

1. Apply online

2. Submit a paper application

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

    • Completed Application
    • High School Transcript
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • An essay or personal statement
    • SAT or ACT Score OR Maria College Placement Exam Additionally:
    • It is recommended that every application have an interview (link to visit page) with an Admission Counselor
    • Additional Requirements are needed for the Associate’s Degree in Nursing and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Psychology
    • 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.

Additionally:

    • It is recommended that every applicant have an interview with an Admission Counselor
    • Additional Requirements are needed for the Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Psychology
    • 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, and 2 college preparation Math courses.

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, which means that students can be admitted until the start of their desired semester. 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 earlier.