Admissions Office



Union College will be hosting an overnight 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.

See below for application requirements and additional details.

Event Dates:

  • Sunday-Monday, October 10-11, 2021

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

Anticipated Schedule:

Sunday, October 10

  • To be announced

Monday, October 11

  • Open House

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:

  • Submit Union's overnight consent form, with authorization from a parent/guardian, prior to their arrival on campus.
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test (PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival on campus) to participate in the event.

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

Selected students should also plan to bring the following items for their overnight visit: Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, towel, toiletries, change of clothes, device chargers, spending money, homework.

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.