Sage College of Albany 
140 New Scotland Avenue 
Albany, NY 12208
(888) VERY-SAGE 
FAX: (518) 292-1912

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Students can take advantage of the new innovative 2+2 programs on the Sage JCA campus. Enrolled 2+2 students spend the first two years earning an associate degree through Sage JCA and transfer on to Sage Evening College to earn a bachelor's degree. Programs include Marketing & Management/ Accounting, Marketing & Management/ Business Administration, Chemical Dependency Studies/ Psychology, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Network Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Liberal Studies, and Psychology. 

New Learning Success Program for Students with Learning Disabilities. The program is a five semester program beginning with a six week summer transition program. It is designed to improve and enhance a student with learning disabilities college experience. Acceptance to this program is offered at the sole discretion of the Institution. 

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Sage College of Albany  
140 New Scotland Avenue 
Albany, NY 12208 

College Description 
Sage College of Albany (SCA) is a private, urban, coeducational two-year college offering more than twenty associate degree programs. Founded in 1957, The College provides a solid liberal arts foundation regardless of the major field of study. Sage JCA is part of The Sage Colleges federation of four distinct colleges. The other colleges in the federation include Russell Sage College for women, offering bachelor's degrees; Sage Evening College, offering bachelor's degrees in the evening and on weekends; Sage Graduate School, offering master's degree programs. Sage JCA's student body consists of students throughout the Northeast and ten countries. Students chart paths to success by focusing on their talents, interests, and goals while experiencing the rich diversity of a collegiate community. Majors offered to Sage students include Communications, Legal Studies, Marketing and Management, Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Office Information Management, Humanities, English, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Individual Studies, Chemical Dependency Studies, Computer Information Systems, Computer Network Administration, Computer Science, Computing Technologies, Physical Science, Pre-Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Pre-Nutrition Sciences, Pre-Professional Sciences, Elementary & Secondary Education Preparation, Intercultural and Global Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Fine Arts (Illustration and Studio Studies emphasis), Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography. Sage JCA is one of the few two year schools in the country that is accredited by the National Schools of Art and Design. The full-time enrollment at Sage is 527, and The College also serves a number of part-time students. 

Academic Life 
Associate degree programs at Sage generally require the completion of two years of full-time academic study. Students can pursue a degree that leads either directly to a career or they can transfer to a four-year college or continue their studies at Sage Evening College. The college provides comprehensive academic and career development advisement, so students who are undecided can distinguish and develop their interests. 

Sage CA students can use the Academic Support Center to receive free graduate assistant tutoring. Another support program offered by the College is the Student Services Program (SSP) which is designed to bring out the best in a select group of highly motivated students. Students are expected to use a wide variety of academic services which will help them achieve their full potential. Students with a documented learning disability have the option of enrolling in our new Learning Success program. 

Sage CA students can also take advantage of the internships offered. These will assist students in sharpening their skills and clarifying their goals while gaining marketable experience. Field placements in business, communications, interior design, legal assistance, graphic design, and social sciences are offered throughout the Capital Region at such locations as the New York State Assembly, major retail stores, law firms, advertising and public relations agencies, banks, newspapers and magazines, television and radio stations, New York State offices, hospitals and health centers, and community and nonprofit agencies. 

Campus Life 
Students at Sage College of Albany can strengthen and complement their educational experience by getting involved in campus activities. Participation in student organizations will enable students to meet new people and develop valuable leadership and team building skills. Available activities include the American Society of Interior Designers, Black and Latin Student Alliance, Black Roses (Choir), Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Circle K, Delta Epsilon Chi (Business Organization), Drama Club, Golf Club, International Club, the Sage Junior College Activities Board, Legal Studies Club, Peer Education Team, Phi Theta Kappa (National Honors Fraternity), Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, Residence Hall Council, Science Club, Sketch Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Soccer Club, Student Government, The Phoenix (Newspaper), and the Vernacular (Literary/Art Magazine). 

The Student Government is comprised of representatives, elected from the student body at Sage CA, who serve as a legislative advisory body for the consideration of problems and policies affecting all students. The Student Government is the official liaison between the student and the College's administration. In areas of student life, the Student Government serves as a legislative body, and also has the responsibility of approving all funds that organizations request from the student body. These funds are used to promote students projects and student activities so as to better serve the campus as a whole. Students also have the opportunity to socialize with Russell Sage students through the cross campus programming that occurs throughout the year. 

Facilities and Resources 
The campus consists of nearly 15 acres. In addition to the academic facilities and residence hall, there is campus center, a gymnasium, and an art gallery. Sage CA offers a variety of residence opportunities for students. A coeducational residence hall is available that houses 110 men and women. Students are housed there with a preference given to students who live outside a 30-mile radius of the college. Women at Sage CA also have the opportunity to reside at Russell Sage College through the cross-campus residence program. The cross-campus residence program houses approximately 50 female students. Many women choose to become part of the four-year college environment, which broadens the Sage CA student's experience. Students can also receive assistance with finding nearby apartments. 

Sage CA has an Academic Computer Center, an AT&T Computerized Classroom and Electronic Classroom Training Center. All Sage CA students have an e-mail address with access to the Internet. 

The Sage CA library houses more than 125,000 volumes and owns a growing collection of approximately 25,000 art slides. Automated retrieval systems link students to more than 6,000 other libraries and 500 different databases. 

Sage CA sponsors three intercollegiate athletic teams in the sports of women's basketball, men's basketball, and women's volleyball. The Sabres compete as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the Division I level. Students may also participate in a broad range of athletic and recreation programs which include club sports, intramurals, fitness, and recreation. The intercollegiate athletic teams and recreation programs utilize the Campus Center Gymnasium which is equipped for basketball, volleyball and a variety of other activities as well as outdoor athletic fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a track at the nearby University Heights. 

Financial Aid 
Sage College of Albany has a long-standing commitment to assisting students and their families in meeting the costs of a private college education. The College works to meet this need on an individual basis through a combined package of scholarships, grants, and loans from federal, state, and private sources. Sage CA offers a Presidential Honors Scholarship, Divisional Awards, Deans Leadership Awards, Allies Leadership Award, and Alumni Awards. These scholarships range from $500-$4000. More than 85 percent of Sage JCA students receive financial assistance. New students should apply for financial aid by March 15. 

Admission Requirements 
Each applicant's potential for success at Sage College of Albany is considered on an individual basis. The College's goal is to admit students who will benefit from the collegiate environment and contribute to the Sage JCA community. The Admissions Committee makes its decision concerning each first-year candidate after receiving his or her completed application form with a $30 non-refundable application fee, current official high school transcript, and at least one recommendation from teachers, administrators, and/or counselors. All art applicants are required to have a portfolio review with one of the college's art faculty. Transfer students should also submit the application form, the $30 application fee, high school transcript, and official college transcripts to date. International students should submit an application, the $30 application fee, and score results of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Education Testing Service. An interview with a member of the admission staff is strongly recommended to enable the candidate and the College to become acquainted with one another. 

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