About Empire State College

Empire State College, a comprehensive college of arts and sciences within the State University of New York, is an international leader in providing innovative educational options for adult learners. Founded in 1971, Empire State College was created to serve students who, due to work, family or other obligations, need alternatives to the fixed schedule, place, program and structure of campus-based education.


Current students: Please direct questions about your lessons, quizzes, assignments, and other course materials to your instructor or course administrator. You can use the course discussion areas for this purpose.

If you have questions about accessing the online classroom, retrieving your lessons, changing your password, correcting your e-mail address, obtaining progress reports or completion letters, receiving an extension, or any other administrative tasks, visit our Help page.

New or potential students: If you have questions about course content, prerequisites, requirements, follow-ups, or instructors, you'll find the information you need by locating the courses that interest you. Click the course title to review the course details.

If you require any assistance with registration, please contact:

SUNY Empire State College
Center for Distance Learning
Jodi Ostrander
113 West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 1 800 847-3000 Ext:3008
Fax: (518)587-2660

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