Sunrise over Yager Hall, Hartwick College

School Counselors Resources

As a school counselor, you are a critical partner in Hartwick’s success.

Critical Partners

Your students rely on you for advice about finding the right fit college. We believe that Hartwick has so much to offer them and hope you will discuss the many options and opportunities we provide. Your dedication to your students as they navigate the Hartwick admissions process is greatly appreciated.

Our team can be a resource for you and them as they launch their futures.

Majors, Minors & Programs

Whether your students have a major in mind or are excited to explore, Hartwick has plenty of options for them to choose from! From our largest majors - nursing, business administration, psychology, biology, and criminal justice - to new programs, certifications and minors, students will find dedicated professors, exciting real-world work opportunities, and a community that is passionate about their success.

Cost & Aid

The exceptional education your students get at Hartwick is also an affordable one. As soon as they’re accepted, students receive merit scholarships ranging from $30-$41K.

With over $33 million in college grants and scholarships and another $30 million in financial aid, a Hartwick student pays on average $20K per year.

And that education changes lives.

In the 2022-23 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, Hartwick ranked #11 in Social Mobility.

Our Financial Aid counselors work individually with families every step of the way to put that transformational Hartwick education within their reach.

We Value Each Student's Story

Hartwick College takes a very holistic approach to reviewing applicants for admission. We value that each student has a story to tell and we take the time to learn their story. We know that these past few years have changed the way they learn, live, socialize and engage so we pay close attention to every element of the materials submitted. We look at their academics, including grades, strength of schedule, but also their extracurricular participation both in and out of school. Students who do great at Hartwick are students who engage inside and outside the classroom so looking for that in their high school experience helps us learn more about who they are and what they will bring to our community. Our inclusive environment allows us to work with a wide range of students for admission to the College.

Hartwick Spotlights

Baker-Simpson Experience Ignites Student’s Passion

As a Baker-Simpson fellow, Chelsea Kotey '25 is now looking for an internship that will help her combine her passion for healthcare with her rediscovered love of technology.

Prestigious Award Unlocks Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Student

Hartwick senior, awarded the 2022-23 Freedman Prize for Student-Faculty Research in Applied Geoscience, conducted her fieldwork.

Cyrus Mehri Fellowship Winner Brings Insights into Islam to Hartwick College

San applied for this fellowship after talking to past winner Ankita Bal '22.


What’s required, optional, and recommended:

It’s free to apply to Hartwick!

All that’s required is a completed application and a transcript.

Check Ways to Apply

Tests, Letters & Personal Essay

SAT/ACT scores are optional for 2023-24, and students may submit SAT scores to Hartwick using institution code: 2288 and ACT scores using institution code: 2756.

Letters of recommendation and a personal essay are not required, but are recommended.

High School Curriculum

Applicants for admission are highly recommended to complete the following high school curriculum:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Social Studies
  • 3-4 units of Mathematics (including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II)
  • 3-4 units of the same Foreign Language
  • 3-4 units of Science (2 Lab)

High School Curriculum for Nursing Admission

Applicants for nursing admission are highly recommended to complete the following high school curriculum:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Social Studies
  • 3-4 units of Mathematics (including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II)
  • 3-4 units of the same Foreign Language
  • 3-4 units of Science (2 Lab); Chemistry is required

Music Auditions

Auditions are required for Music and Music Education majors.

Learn More


The best way to experience Hartwich is through a campus visit. We offer personalized, private tours, as well as Discovery Days and Open Houses. Encourage your students to register today, or schedule a group tour.


Our admissions team can arrange visits to your school for college fairs, panels, workshops and group visits to the campus.

For more information, email or call us directly at 607-431-4150.

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Fast Facts

Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. 1 hour to Albany, 1 hour to Binghamton, 2 hours to Syracuse, 4 hours to Boston, 3 hours to New York City.

Top Five Largest Majors: Nursing, Business Administration, Psychology, Biology and Criminal Justice

New Majors: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Game Development, Sport Management and Web Design


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Contact Us

Hartwick Admissions
Hartwick College
P.O. Box 4022
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 888-HARTWICK
(888-427-8942) or 607-431-4150
Fax: 607-431-4102 or 607-431-4154

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