Admissions Office


Union College will be hosting two college preview programs for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. These programs are designed to allow students to learn more about our academic offerings; give them an authentic view of what life can be like at Union; and provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and administrators. These programs will be offered virtually in 2020.

See below for application requirements and program details.

Program Dates:

  • Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 12:50 p.m.

Both programs will follow Union’s Virtual Open House on each date (10:00 am – Noon).

Anticipated Schedule of Events (12:50-2:30 pm):

  • 12:50 pm: Welcome
  • 12:55 pm: Key Partners, Student Engagement and Support Panel
  • 1:15 pm: Financial Aid Awareness Session
  • 1:30 pm: Alumni Perspectives and Outcomes
  • 1:55 pm: Student-to-Student Sessions
  • 2:15 pm: Final Q&A and Next Steps

Application Requirements:

  • High school senior in fall 2020.
  • B+ average or above in core high school courses (English, History, Math, Science, World Language).
  • Enrollment in challenging courses (Honors, AP, IB).
  • If applicable, New York State Regents Exam average of 80+, with ELA score of 80+, and no Regents score below 65.
  • If taken: competitive testing in the 1170 or higher SAT score, or 25 or higher ACT composite score ranges. Submission of these test scores is optional.
  • Genuine interest in learning more about Union's academic and community experience.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • GTKU Application, including short answer question (50-100 words): Why are you interested in Union College?

Application Deadlines:

  • Monday, October 5, 5:00 pm Eastern Time, for October 12 program
  • Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 pm Eastern Time, for November 11 program

The selection committee will prioritize students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. BIPOC students, first-generation college-bound students and low-income students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about Union's Getting to Know U program, please contact Michael Moore, Associate Dean of Admissions, at or (518) 388-6583.