Admissions Office



Last updated August 26, 2021

Union College will be hosting a day-long college preview event for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. This event is 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 college leaders.

Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College will cover the entire cost of the trip, including transportation and meals, for students traveling by bus or train within approximately 3-5 hours from Schenectady. Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer an overnight or fly-in program this fall.

See below for application requirements and additional details.

Event Date:

  • Monday, October 11, 2021

Our 2021 GTKU event will be offered in conjunction with a campus Open House on Monday, October 11.

Application Requirements:

  • High school senior in fall 2021.
  • 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 copy of high school transcript (with grades through junior year) and short answer question (50-100 words): Why are you interested in Union College?

Application Deadline:

  • Completed GTKU applications are due by Friday, September 24, 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by October 1.

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.

Please note students selected for GTKU will be required to p​​​rovide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test (PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival on campus) to participate.

Final details will be included with a student's invitation to attend.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about Union's GTKU event, please contact Michael Moore, Associate Dean of Admissions, at or (518) 388-6583.