Alumni: 92,000   Students: 18,000

Alumni Refer-a-Student Program

Our Alumni Make It Happen Alumni Refer-a-Student Program

We know that many of our alumni make it happen for future SUNY Empire students.  You may have learned about SUNY Empire State College from one of our alumni at work or in your personal life.  Alumni are our best ambassadors; you understand the SUNY Empire experience and all the benefits of a SUNY Empire State College education.

Do you have a friend, family member, or colleague interested in starting or finishing their college degree?

We want to partner with our alumni in our Refer-a-Student Program! Your friends, colleagues and family members who apply to the college and then enroll in a SUNY Empire degree program can receive the following benefits:

  • $100 Better Together Scholarship toward one term of their enrollment
  • Waiver of their $50 Orientation fee
  • Access to a recruitment professional from their area to answer any questions they may have during the application process. 

How It Works

When you have a friend, colleague or family member interested in SUNY Empire State College, you can:

  • Provide them with the recruiter contact information for your region.
  • Give them this alumni partnership code: ECPTALM (Please note, for our graduate programs that use GradCAS, there will be an additional prompt when you apply on how to obtain that code.)
  • Tell them there will be two places in the application for them to indicate they are connected to an alumni referral.
  • Participants must enter the code upon submission of their online application for admission to receive the benefits.

You know better than anyone that higher education can open doors and change lives. For questions, please email alumni@esc.edu or call 518-581-5380.

Refer a student today and help make it happen!