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Please read the latest Admissions COVID-19 Updates here

For updated general information on the College’s response to COVID-19 please visit: sunyorange.edu/covid-19

Adult Learner - It's all about YOU!

Message from Maynard Schmidt, Director of Admissions & Recruitment:

As you know the situation is very fluid and changing by the day. The Office of Admissions is working with College leadership to ensure the safety of our current and incoming students. As information becomes available, we will provide updates on how the College’s COVID-19 response will impact admissions-related activities this Spring.

For updated information on the College’s response to COVID-19 please visit: https://sunyorange.edu/covid-19

Choosing SUNY Orange will help you to maintain, stay competitive or advance in your career with methods of instruction that work the best for you.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand your time constraints and know that what works for one, doesn't work for all. We offer flexible scheduling and will do our very best to accommodate your needs. A large selection of courses are available in a variety of formats designed to fit your timetable and learning style.

  • Classroom - with campus locations in Middletown, Newburgh, and several satellite locations
  • Hybrid - a format that combines online instruction and classroom meetings
  • Online - conducted over the Internet and typically without regular meetings
  • Weeknight, daytime, summer classes, and a few Saturday classes

Available Support Services

We offer a broad range of services to help you complete your learning goals.

Career & Internship Opportunities

SUNY Orange offers career counseling and job placement assistance. Whether you are seeking a degree, need workplace credentials/ updated job skills or just a bit of direction, SUNY Orange has the tools necessary to facilitate your success.

Exploring Academics

Come explore SUNY Orange's available degree programs. We have dedicated faculty that will help you achieve your goals. Many of our degree programs prepare our students for future employment and transfer opportunities.

Students interested in one of our Health Professions program should review the application requirements for these selective admission programs located HERE

Application Process

1.Complete an online application

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2. Pay your $30.00 application fee
3. Submit official high school transcripts or GED score report and diploma

Placement Testing

PLEASE NOTE: All previously scheduled test dates for March HAVE BEEN CANCELED. At this time, test dates for April are on hold. No tests have been canceled, but we are not accepting any new sign-ups at this point. We will post further information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

At SUNY Orange, we want to make sure you are successful in your educational experience. Placement Testing will assist us in finding the proper course placement for you. Below are a few helpful tips regarding the placement test process:

1. Register & complete placement test within two weeks of your application

2. View sample Accuplacer questions  

3. Students who have prior college course work may be granted a placement test waiver. 

Once You're Accepted

  • Get connected and login to your SUNYOrange student portal
    • Students can check their Financial Aid status
    • Set-up their SUNY Orange email account
    • Check enrollment status through Student Academics Tab
    • Your acceptance letter will include your login credentials
  • Complete the mandatory New START Workshop Requirements
    When you have completed your placement tests and have been accepted, admissions will send you an email with instructions on how you can complete the New START Workshop requirements. You may also get information on your New Start eligibility by visiting the Accepted Student Portal under the Student Academics Tab in your MySUNYOrange account. Course registration will be completed at the on-campus New START Workshop.

  • Submit final high school transcripts (upon graduation) and/or official college transcript
    • High School transcript(s) faxed directly from the High School are acceptable.

  • Submit Certificate of Residency forms

Important Dates for Summer Enrollment

  • June 26, 2020: Online Application closes

  • May 26, 2020: Summer Session I begins

  • June 6, 2020: Summer Session II begins



SUNY Orange offers a variety of opportunities for you and your family to visit our institution. Whether or you are student looking to get more information on your degree program or simply want to take a campus tour, we have the right event for you. Plan your visit to SUNY Orange today!

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