Students are admitted to Sage Professional and Continuing Education after an evaluation of the appropriateness and amount of transferable credit and work experiences. It is required that applicants have 40 completed college-level credits in good academic standing in order to be accepted into the Sage Professional and Continuing Education program.

Sage Professional and Continuing Education requires a minimum of 2.0. Nursing and Pre-Medical Studies, post-bachelor’s certificate requires a 3.0 minimum GPA.


Sage College of Albany offers rolling admission with start terms in Fall, Spring and Summer. However, for some Professional School majors it is recommended that students begin with the fall term. In general, application is encouraged well in advance to the start of each term, so that there is ample time for transfer credit evaluations and financial aid packaging.

How to Apply

Choose one of the following:

Students must submit:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • An official transcript from EACH post-secondary institution attended since high school.
  • A 1-2 page career goals essay
  • A copy of a valid nursing license (RN) should be provided by applicants to the Nursing Program.
  • International students must submit additional documentation

Admission Decisions

Students can expect to receive an admission decision within 2 weeks after their admission file is considered complete.

Matriculation Policy

Students who have completed the admission process and gained acceptance to an undergraduate degree or certificate program will be classified as a matriculated student, are eligible for financial aid, and will be assigned a faculty advisor.

Students attending for the first time may take up to 9 credits without applying for admission to the College. To enroll in additional credits without formally applying to the College, students must declare Visiting-Student Status.

Visiting-Student Status (Non-Matriculation)

Visiting students are those who do not intend to earn a certificate or degree from Sage. They are not eligible for financial aid and are not assigned an academic advisor. Note: credits accumulated as a visiting student may not count toward a certificate or degree program.


Students who have been away from The Sage Colleges (withdrawal or suspension) for two or more years, must submit an updated admission application. Students returning from a leave of absence should call the Office of Campus Life, 518-292-1753 for re-enrollment procedures.

Please note: if the student attended any post-secondary institutions (college, university, technical, proprietary school, etc.) while away from The Sage Colleges, official transcripts must be forwarded to the Office of Admission.