SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Potsdam Sign Seamless Transfer Agreement

  • Presidents of SUNY Adirondack & SUNY Potsdam Sign Agreement Facilitating Seamless Transfer Between the Two Campuses
  • SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Potsdam will collaborate to provide individual attention to students indicating interest in this opportunity

POTSDAM, NY (12/17/2019) SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Potsdam have formally signed a memorandum of understanding guaranteeing admission to Potsdam for Adirondack students who complete an associate degree.

The agreement, signed by SUNY Adirondack President Dr. Kristine Duffy and Potsdam President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg, facilitates seamless transfer to baccalaureate programs at SUNY Potsdam. Under the agreement, SUNY Potsdam will offer guaranteed admission to all SUNY Adirondack associate degree graduates. Students must meet additional program or College requirements in order to declare majors in certain baccalaureate programs, such as in teacher education.

SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Potsdam will collaborate to provide individual attention to students indicating interest in this opportunity. Adirondack students selecting this program will receive advising and degree planning support from both colleges to ensure students are taking appropriate coursework to keep them on target for timely degree completion.

“SUNY Potsdam is already a popular transfer destination for our students, and this formal agreement helps to keep students engaged on their path to a four-year degree. We are excited to clarify and simplify this process for SUNY Adirondack students,” Duffy said.

“SUNY Potsdam is proud to partner with SUNY Adirondack. With guaranteed admission to complete their undergraduate studies at SUNY Potsdam, this new agreement will give SUNY Adirondack students more flexibility and assurance when planning for their education and career. SUNY Adirondack graduates are well-prepared to enter our rigorous baccalaureate programs. It’s a win-win for both campuses,” Esterberg said.

Those interested in learning more about the guaranteed admission program and other academic programs offered at SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Potsdam may call Adirondack’s admissions office at (518) 743-2200, or Potsdam’s office of admissions at (315) 267-2180.

About SUNY Adirondack:
SUNY Adirondack is a community college with a growing campus of the nation's largest university, the State University of New York. With locations in Queensbury and Wilton, SUNY Adirondack also offers online courses, on-campus housing at the Queensbury campus and serves students via credit and continuing education programs. Learn more at
About SUNY Potsdam:
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

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