First-Year Students

The first step to making an impact on the world is yours: apply.

The Admissions process and the educational experience at Hartwick have always been highly personal.  We look forward to learning your story.

Use the list below to start your Hartwick experience today:

  • Complete either the Hartwick Application or the Common Application
  • Submit your high school transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores are OPTIONAL, except for nursing applicants
  • Personal Essay (strongly recommended but, not required)
  • Recommendation letters (strongly recommended but, not required)

Music and Art Majors

Hartwick College offers fine academic programs in music and art, as well as a range of extracurricular activities in both fields, and a lively array of cultural events and organizations (including our own museum — with a gallery that shows student art!).

In addition to our regular admission criteria, students planning to major in music are required to have an audition, and students wishing to major in art should submit a portfolio of slides or original work.

Find out more about music auditions.

Find out more about art portfolios.

Nursing Majors

In addition to our regular admission criteria, students planning to major in nursing are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Home-schooled Students

In addition to meeting all stated applications requirements, home-schooled students must submit the following:

  • SAT I or ACT test (students are strongly encouraged to take at least three SAT II subject tests)
  • Transcripts that are accompanied by course descriptions and/or syllabi
  • At least one recommendation from an outside instructor or employer

Contact Us:

Phone:  888-HARTWICK (888-427-8942)
Fax:  607-431-4102 or 607-431-4154
Mail:  Hartwick College, Office of Admissions
          P.O. Box 4022
          Oneonta, NY 13820


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