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  • SUNY Empire State College Welcome and Info


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    Welcome to SUNY the largest comprehensive University in the U.S.  

    Helpful Information

    * Note:  All registration for ESC courses and questions regarding your ESC status are to be directed to our ESC Prague office. Our U.S. office does not handle these inquiries. Contact our office or contact us at, or for assistance.***

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    Student Roadmap to Empire State College Admission and Graduation

    • Contents

      1. Admission to Empire State College

      1.1 Application requirements

      1.2 ESC Application essay and Application form

      1.3 Arts & Humanities: Don't leave college without them

      1.4 Transfer of credits from third-party academic institutions

      2. Student rights and responsibilities

      3. Add/drop period and withdrawal policies

      4. Rationale Essay

      5. TutorMe

      6. Senior Project Proposal and Senior Project Thesis

      7. Moodlerooms and online courses

      8. Empire State College mentors

      9. Contacts

      10. FAQ - Frequently asked questions

      • 1. Admission to Empire State College


        At the time of application to Empire State College, students should have:

        •   Completed 60 credits of college-level work (grades of at least C-) with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above. In cases where there is a borderline GPA, or a deficit of credits, the Academic Program Director will make a recommendation for or against admission based on the student’s overall application.

        •   Completed English Composition I and II, or equivalent courses, with grades of at least C-.

        Students who are found eligible to join Empire State College will receive an email from the ESC office one semester in advance and will be invited to attend the ESC Orientation session. For this purpose, please keep an eye on your email and reply to the invitation.

        To apply to Empire State College (ESC), students will:

        1. Provide one of the following documents as proof of high school completion:

        • official high school transcript (school leaving certificate);
        • a notarized copy of original high school diploma, GED or TASC score report;
        • official transcript from U.S. regionally accredited college or university showing conferral of a degree;
        •  original international baccalaureate (IB) transcript which states that the student earned a diploma;

        2.  Demonstrate the ability to pursue college-level work in English through the following:

        • completion of the ESC application essay
        • completion of the ESC application form

        3.    Provide official transcripts from all institutions the student intends to transfer credit from. Official transcripts should be sent directly by the institution to ESC’s Prague office at:

        SUNY Empire State College

        Londýnská 41

        120 00 Prague

        Czech Republic

        Should they provide official electronic transcripts, please have them emailed to:

        4. Pay a nonrefundable $50.00 orientation fee (waived for U.S. veterans and active military).

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        Students applying to Empire State College are required to fill in their details in an Application Form.

        Students are also required to write an Application Essay, in which they should express their motivation for joining Empire State College. Guidelines for the Essay, as well as the Application Form, can be found at the end of this section.

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        1. Essays by Students and Young Professionals
        2. Lists of Career Options in Various Fields
        3. Essays Answering your Most Pressing Questions
        4. Interviews with Students, and Mom and Dad
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        Students planning to transfer credits from a third-party academic institution are required to send the official corresponding documents to both UNYP and SUNY ESC. Both transcripts should be emailed to:

        SUNY Empire State College office

        at University of New York in Prague

        Londýnská 41

        120 00 Prague

        Czech Republic

        Should they provide official electronic transcripts, please have them emailed to:

        1) Students who have previously attended a U.S accredited institution: official transcripts are to be sent directly by the institution to the ESC address above;

        2) Students who are transferring credits from an I.B program: official I.B grades are to be sent directly by the institution to the ESC address above;

        2) Students who have previously attended a non-U.S/ non-Czech accredited university: an external evaluation will be required. Empire State College accepts evaluations from one of the following services:

        - Academic Evaluation Services, Inc. (AES); (

        - Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE); (

        - Educational Perspectives, (EP) (

        - World Education Services, (WES) (

        Students should apply to one of the four above evaluating institutions and instruct that the results of the evaluation be sent directly to the Empire State College address above.

        Students that provide official transcripts from a U.S. accredited institution can transfer up to 60 credits. Only courses with a grade above C- can be potentially transferred. 


        Students’ Rights and Responsibilities - Disabilities

        You, the student, have the right and responsibility to:

        • choose whether or not to disclose your disability. If you don’t want the institution to know or feel that you don’t need or want accommodations, no one is going to make you disclose or force you to use accommodations.
        • provide documentation of your disability and how it impacts your academic performance. At Empire State College, most accommodations do not require documentation; however, you will be required to provide documentation if you request books in alternative formats, ADA Part-Time TAP or Reader’s Aid Funds.
        • communicate in a timely manner with appropriate personnel about your disability, accommodations or what is or is not working
        • success vs. access. No college is required to lower the academic, course, and/or program expectations; again, the legislative focus in higher education is on participation and access and does not guarantee success.
        • file a grievance if you feel there is discrimination against you.
          • formal vs. informal: the difference between having a conversation with your mentor or disability representative and making a written complaint using institutional processes
          • institutional vs. outside the institution: following institutional processes versus filing a complaint with an external agency such as the Office of Civil Rights

        The institution has the right and responsibility to:

        • admit you as a student. If you meet the same admissions requirements as other students (known as being ‘otherwise qualified’), no college can deny you admission based solely on your disability.
        • request documentation of the presence of a current disability, how that disability impacts educational tasks and learning and the need for accommodations.
        • deny an accommodation that would:
          • fundamentally alter a course or program
          • reduce course or program standards
          • result in undue burden.

        This includes requests for certain types of personal aides and services, such as assistance with eating, toileting or dressing.

        This also includes providing financial assistance to students for the purchase of any personal equipment or technology such as software programs, laptops, computers or personal assistive technology.

        Rights and Responsibilities for Students Receiving U.S. Financial Assistance

        • Criteria for continued student eligibility of students receiving financial assistance and specifically under the Title IV HEA programs
          1. Continued student eligibility under each program
            For federal student aid, all students must maintain good academic standing as outlined in the Eligibility for Federal Student Aid. For the terms and conditions governing all aid programs, see the financial aid brochures.
        • Standards which the student must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress
          1. Criteria by which a student who had failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress may reestablish his or her eligibility for financial assistance
        • Method and frequency of financial aid disbursements including the option for an advance of excess funds for books and supplies
        • Terms of loans
          1. Sample Repayment Schedule.xls (file 29kB)
          2. Terms and Conditions of Federal Loans
        • General conditions and terms applicable to federal work study employment
        • Exit counseling for federal Perkins loans and federal Stafford loans is provided to borrowers.
          1. The institution shall provide and collect exit counseling information for borrowers under the federal Perkins loan program and for borrowers under the federal Stafford loan program.
        • Exit counseling for the federal Perkins loan program is provided online to borrowers.
        • Exit counseling for the federal direct loan program is provided online to borrowers.
        • You may obtain a deferment on the repayment principal and/or the interest of a loan for service under the Peace Corps Act, for service under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act and for comparable service as a volunteer for a tax-exempt organization of demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service. Contact your lender or servicer for specific information on qualifying for one of these deferments:
          1. Service under the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501)
          2. Service under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951)
          3. Comparable service as a volunteer for a tax-exempt organization of demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service
        • Students Protecting Themselves from Financial Aid Scams: This is a reminder that if you receive correspondence from an outside agency asking for significant personal information and a processing fee for financial aid, it is most likely a scam. We highly encourage you not to respond to this type of request, as you could lose the fee and jeopardize your personally identifiable information.
        For more information visit: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

        • 3. Add/drop period and withdrawal policy

          Add/drop period:

          • Standard course - first week of the course
          • Intensive course - first day of the course

          Withdrawal (WD):

          A student may withdraw from a study until the last day of an enrollment term (standard course). From the intensive course – until the last day of the course, 5pm.The student must complete and submit a Withdrawal Form (attached). The effective date is the date the student transmits the request to ESC Prague office (physically or via email). The actual date of withdrawal may affect enrollment status, satisfactory academic process, and financial aid eligibility.

          Financial liability, standard course:

          Administrative Withdrawal (ZW):

          The course/study instructor submits a grade of administrative withdrawal (ZW) if a student registers for a course/study and either does not engage in course/study work at all or initiates participation in the activities of the course study, but then ceases to participate and does not officially withdraw. Student's financial liability - 100%.

        • 4. The Rationale Essay

          Rationale Essay

          During the first semester of the last year of studies, students are required to submit the ESC Rationale Essay. Please make sure to check your email regularly, as the deadline for the Essay submission will be communicated by the ESC office.

          The rationale is not an autobiography, nor is it a listing of degree components or courses. It is a narrative of your educational  journey in a substantive way. Look at the Rationale Essay as a way to reflect and arm yourself with understanding your degree choice, doing a bit of research on your goals and professional expectations and allowing yourself to look into exactly how you will accomplish your incredible journey ahead.

          The Rationale Essay is a mandatory component for graduation. Alongside your Degree Plan, it will be reviewed by the Empire State College Assessment Committee, which will decide whether the student has fulfilled the graduation requirements, and whether his/ her motivation for pursuing a particular concentration is in line with the program undertaken.

          SUNY Empire State College is a mentor and student centered college and believes a student should be involved in understanding their educational pursuit. It is more than simply taking courses to get to the end.  As a result, Empire State College wants its students to understand how they met the guidelines for their particular Area of Study, what was the knowledge gained in terms of the guidelines, mentioning courses that allowed them to broaden their knowledge on particular topics and how this occurred. 

          Discussing your professional expectations offers you the opportunity to look into what education or entry level requirements that lead to your goals are needed. Dependent on your plans, you might discuss requirements for more education that will allow you to be better suited and prepared for the future. It may be that you are not completely sure. That is fine, but you should be able to discuss some of the important aspects of what you need to succeed, and what a particular career choice requires. Is it internships, is it a Master‘s degree, etc.?

          Prior to sending your rational essay, please submit to TutorME (see Section 3) for writing assistance. 

          Once your rationale essay is returned and any changes made, please submit to your mentor for approval and cc the ESC office at

          Please note that the rationale essay is a ESC requirement for your degree and must be submitted in order for your portfolio to be reviewed by our stateside assessment committee. If not submitted, your portfolio can not be reviewed and this will impact your last semester and your pre-registration.

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        • 5. TutorMe

          TutorMe offers asynchronous writing review and live, online tutoring in a wide range of subjects using an interactive learning space. 

          To access TutorMe go to and select TutorMe. Log in with an active ESC log-in (there is a hyperlink in the text) and then select the course for which you are seeking help. You will be brought to a personalized TutorMe dashboard for ESC students and see your name in the upper right corner.  You can either search for the subject or use the drop-down on the upper left.

          Here is the TutorMe website where you can see a demo learning space:

          • 6. Senior Project Proposal and Senior Project Thesis

            Senior Project Proposal and Senior Project Thesis


            Writing the Senior Project Thesis means you have reached a milestone and it  is a condition for graduation from the American Bachelor´s program and for being granted an Empire State College diploma [1] . The Senior Project Thesis is a vehicle allowing the student to reflect and integrate their learning over their four years of study, and create an original work in an area of their interest related to the major. In writing the final thesis, the student will employ theoretical constructs drawn from course work, application of theory and various academic skills, such as writing and presentation, critical analysis and independent research.

            In your work on the Proposal and Thesis, you will be guided by your Empire State College mentor (see section 8).  The mentor is an Empire State College academic, specialized in your field of study and able to guide and answer any questions you have along the way. He/ she will set a time plan for you with clear assignments and a due date for each assignment. It is your responsibility to adhere to the time plan and fulfill all requirements of the course.

            All communication, assignments and work for the Senior Project Proposal and Senior Project Thesis will be done via ESC Moodle, the ESC online course environment (please see Section 6 below).

            [1] Students interested in obtaining the UNYP diploma as well, must sit the State Examinations and defend their Senior Project Thesis as part of the examination. For more information on State Examinations, please consult the  eLearning section found at For Students - > State Examinations.

          • 7. ESC Moodlerooms & online courses

            Attention: Please, note that your UNYP login details for eLearning are NOT the same as your MyESC login details. 

            ESC students receive, upon admission to Empire State College, a MyESC login. Your logon allows you access to all the resources at SUNY Empire State College through the MyESC page (, including the ESC Online Library, Academic Support services, ESC Academic Records and the Moodlerooms (online course platform).

            In order to access Moodlerooms, ( log-on this page. You will later be prompted to the menu showing all the online courses you are enrolled for the current semester as well as other information available to you. 

            By clicking on each course, you can later view its modules, readings, requirements, deadlines and you can contact your instructor via the message board, to address any questions you might have. 

            The Senior Project Proposal and Thesis are courses held entirely in Moodlerooms.

            Blended courses offered during the semester are also, except with a few in-class sessions, held in Moodlerooms.

            Students have access to online courses 1 week before the official start of the course, in order to familiarize themselves with the content. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to check Moodlerooms before the start of the semester. 

            Learn To Use Moodle

            • Returning and Non-Matriculated Students : Enroll in the self-paced online tutorial A Student Introduction to Moodle: Getting Started” which provides an introduction to the basic features needed to use the new LMS.  The tutorial takes about 45 minutes to complete.  You will be prompted to self-enroll in this course when you click on the course link for the first time.
            • New Students: Look for “My Courses” on the blue menu bar to find your orientation tutorial. Start with your orientation. The Student Introduction to Moodle is included as one section of this online orientation.  New students who are not required to complete an online orientation should follow the instructions for returning students.

            If you encounter issues with your MyESC login, please, contact ESC IT Service Desk ( as soon as possible.

            Once the semester is over, you will not have access to the course. Please, save anything you may need later in your academic career.

            • 8. Empire State College Faculty Mentors

              After becoming an officially enrolled ESC student, you will be assigned an ESC Faculty mentor, according to your concentration. The ESC Mentor will guide you in the completion of your academic program and development of you Senior Project.

              Meet the ESC mentors below!

              Proffessor Max Hilaire

               Dr. Max Hilaire is an Empire State College mentor and undergraduate thesis supervisor for International Relations. Hilaire is well-renowned and a summa cum laude graduate of Morgan State  University. He holds a M.A, M.Phil, and Ph.D degrees in International  Relations, with concentrations in International Law and International  Organizations from Columbia University in New York. He is the first  person of color to complete a Ph.D. in International Law at Columbia. His  expertise includes Public International Law, International Human Rights &  International Humanitarian Law, United Nations Law, and U.S. Foreign Relations Law. 
               Hilaire is the author of four books: The United Nations Security Council and Transnational Armed Conflicts; International Law & United States Military Intervention in the Western Hemisphere, United Nations Law and the Security Council, and The United States and International Law. Professor Hilaire is the current Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University. Professor Hilaire serves on the Washington Center Faculty in DC, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin; and teaches for Empire State College in Prague. Professor Hilaire is a member of the American Society of International Law; the American Political Science Association; and the Czech Society of International Law.

              Dr. Todd Nesbitt is an Empire State College mentor in Communications and an undergraduate thesis supervisor. He holds a Ph.D., PhDr., and a Master’s Degree  from the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism of the faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, and a  bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a letter of  equivalency in Linguistics from the University of Windsor, Canada. He has taught courses at the faculties of Law, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Charles University, as  well as in the Department of Media, Culture, and  Communication New York University (Steinhardt). He was awarded the outstanding faculty award for teaching excellence at UNYP in 2004. He has supervised over 130 La Salle University and Charles University Master’s theses since 2004, and over 100 bachelor’s theses for Empire State College since 2005.

               His research interests include cognitive and behavioural media effects, strategic political communication, and media ownership and globalization. His community involvement has consisted of holding public talks and seminars, contributing to the local press, and teaching courses at public schools on media-related issues, as well as serving on the editorial board of the street paper Nový Prostor, which helps the homeless reintegrate into society.

              Tanweer Ali is an Empire State College instructor and mentor. He is also undergraduate thesis advisor in Business for SUNY Empire State College. He holds a MA in Mathematics from University of Oxford.  Ali, has been teaching for Empire State College, SUNY for fifteen years as an instructor. He has taught in the ESC programs in Prague, Lebanon, Athens, Tirana and the  Dominican Republic.

               Prior to his academic career, he had a ten-year career in finance, working  both in Prague and in the United Kingdom. He teaches in the Business Administration and International Relations concentrations, and has taught courses in finance, economics and mathematics. He also has a special interests in teaching about social enterprise and sustainability. Mr. Ali’s research interests also include corporate governance and monetary theory.

              Dr. Ronnie Mather is an Empire State College Associate Professor, mentor and undergraduate thesis advisor in Psychology. Dr. Mather has a very broad interest in general psychology and the link between psychology, psychoanalysis and the expressive arts, particularly painting. One of his favorite courses to teach is History and Systems of psychology, which traces the impact of other disciplines on the way that psychology would develop in the twentieth century. His initial interest in psychology was inspired by Freud, Jung and Lacan. However, Dr. Mather has now turned to some of the critiques of psychology notably by Foucault, his criticisms of the so-called “psy-complex” and the “discursive turn” in social psychology. 

              Dr. Mather believes that at the moment, psychology is moving in many directions, and is looking at the way that patterns of behavior, individual and collective, are influenced by physiology, neurology, and the interactions between them. Psychology is a dynamic discipline, which is ever changing, and is now at the forefront of modern professional practice in a whole range of areas. 

              Simon Weissenberger holds a doctorate in psychology and is a researcher. He was born in Italy and grew up living in locations around the world.

              He is a researcher at the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in the field of medical psychology and psychopathology. He teaches various psychology course at SUNY ESC and is now a thesis supervisor for Bachelor students. When he is not reading psychological literature he enjoys studying philosophy, history and religion and also enjoys travelling. Weissenberger is particularly interested in the effects culture has on psychology. He balances his psychological work between academia and private counseling. 

              George Prokopakis is an instructor and student advisor in Computer Science and Information Technology programs and an undergraduate senior project supervisor since 2001in our Athens program.  He graduated from the Greek Military Academy, Athens and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. After some years as an Artillery officer he was transferred to the Information Technology Department where he worked as a software developer and system analyst for the Command and Control (C4I) System and the Healthcare Information System of the Greek Army. He has also taught Computer Science courses and supervised senior projects at the Greek Army Programmers School, University of Sunderland, University of Greenwich, and University of Bolton as well as other SUNY ESC locations including Prague and Tirana. 

              His interests include programming languages, algorithms and data structures, web technologies, databases, and the Internet of things. In his spare time he is running a software developers club open to his current and past students of Empire State College who want to improve their practical skills or to learn a new technology.

              Dana Gliserman Kopans holds a doctorate in Literary and Cultural Studies. DanaShe is an associate professor in and Chair of the Department of Literature, Communication, and Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College. She works in eighteenth-century British literature and culture, and her interests are in gender and in the intersections of legal, medical, and cultural history. Her teaching interests include the Medical Humanities, British Literature, Children's and Young Adult literature, and other topics in literary and cultural studies. She serves as an associate editor of The Burney Journal, and is currently working on early modern theories of conception and landscape architecture. Other work concerns her personal obsessions of tea and chocolate.

              • 9. CONTACTS

                Ms. Francesca Cichello, Executive Director of International Education


                Dr. Sheila Marie Aird, SUNY Empire State College, ESC Director of European Programs


                Anna Oravcová, SUNY Empire State College, Program Coordinator, Prague


                Aleksandra Walczak-Zacierka, SUNY Empire State College, Student Services Assistant, Prague


                • 10. FAQ - frequently asked questions

                  1.    ESC password – what to do when you lost / forgot or simply can’t access your ESC account?

                  Immediately contact ESC IT Service Desk:

                  Give them your ESC ID number and your date of birth. If you do not know your ESC ID number – email or

                  ESC passwords expire from time to time. Try to create a new password by using this site:

                  2.    How to check your ESC ID number?

                  Log into your MyESC. Click on: Self Service Banner -> Student -> Student profile. Your ESC ID number will be in brackets next to your name, in the left, top corner.

                  3.    How to check your ESC transcript?

                  Log into your Click on: Self Service Banner -> Student -> Student profile -> Academic transcript. Hit "Submit" button.

                  4.    State Examinations – what, when and how do I register?

                  Upon completion of the requirements for the ESC degree you may also choose to take the Czech State Exam, which if passed will allow you to acquire a Czech degree from UNYP.

                  Please, visit UNYP’s Elearning to learn more about the examinations and registration (For Students -> State Examinations -> Undergraduate).

                  If you have any questions - visit Rector’s Office or appropriate School / Dean.

                  5.    What degree will I receive upon graduation? Will my diploma state Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)?

                  Business Administration - B.S.

                  Communication and Media - B.A.

                  English Language and Literature - B.A.

                  International Relations - B.A.

                  IT - B.S.

                  Psychology – B.A.

                   ESC diploma

                  6.    ESC online courses – what do I need to know?

                  Taking courses online offers convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives. Of course there are deadlines, but students can work at differing times, days and locations that are convenient to their schedule. Online is rigorous. As a result, students must de dedicated and practice time management in order to succeed. 

                  How do I contact the instructor?

                  Use the message tool within the course to stay in touch with the instructor. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the deadlines for participation and submission of papers.

                  Instructors are specialists in the course content and available to help you in your studies, evaluate assignments and monitor your progress throughout the course.

                  Are online courses easy?

                  Many think that online learning is easy and or does not require rigorous work to create a course online. However, the reality is that online-learning courses do entail a lot of work that includes design, creation, resources, discussions, assignments and rubrics to ensure a well rounded course. 

                   How can I succeed?

                  1. Stay abreast of your due dates, required participation and all deadlines. Check announcements frequently. 
                  2. Familarize yourself with the instructors expectations for the course.
                  3. Contact instructor immediately if faced with challenges. 
                  4. Thoughtful and timely participation in online discussions. Post and checkin your course  frequently to respond to others.
                  5. Write clearly and watch grammatical errors. Do not copy and paste from the internet. Cite your sources.

                  Successful online learners set aside substantial blocks of time to study and to participate in the online community. Be careful with deadlines, which are usually based on NY time.

                  IMPORTANT - in case of a final grade change - inform our office in Prague, so we can make an adjustment in the UNYP system.

                  How do I register?

                  Register for courses at the ESC Prague office during preregistration, or any day before the courses start.

                  Below FAQ, we have attached the guide on how to browse the catalog for online courses.

                  Online courses usually start before the regular UNYP semester starts and end before the Prague finals. Deadline for payment is earlier as well.

                  Online courses are usually for 4 credits.

                  The add/drop period for online courses is the first week of the course. 

                  7.      Graduation

                  Graduation is organized by UNYP. It happens once a year, in June.

                  If you have one or two courses needed, at the end of the semester you are scheduled to graduate, please stop by the ESC office to discuss your options.

                  To learn more about the ceremony and registration, go to Elearning -> For Students -> Graduation Ceremony.

                  In case you have any questions – that relate to the graduation ceremony, first visit Registrar office at UNYP. For questions about your ESC credits and other ESC information, stop by the ESC office.

                  8.      What is an Intensive ESC Semester?

                  ESC in Prague sometimes offers Intensive 2 or 4 week sessions when available. The course operates for two/four weeks and meets every day for 2/4 hours, except weekends. It is worth 3 credits. Check the Schedule on Elearning (List of Classes) to view what is offered.

                  To learn more/ register – visit ESC office on the 4th floor.

                  9. What is the deadline for Thesis and why do I need to defend it with UNYP?

                  The deadline is enclosed within the Moodle environment. After you submit your thesis to TutorMe and edit your work, you upload it to Moodle. When you receive final approval (with any further comments) from your Mentor – you work on final edits and resubmit to Moodle.

                  Always check the due dates for all deadlines contained in the course.

                  If you are registered for the state exams – you will have to (probably) deliver a printed version to the Rector’s Office. Check the deadline on Elearning (For Students -> State Examinations -> Undergraduate).

                  If you wish to receive the local degree, you must defend your thesis, written for ESC, and take the state exam. If you wish to receive only the SUNY/Empire State College degree, you do not have to sit the state exam and defend your thesis.

                  10. When will I get my ESC diploma and official transcript?

                  After all your grades are in the system, and your financial obligations are met, we send your official UNYP transcript to Saratoga Springs.

                  We expect to receive your diploma within three months, which is a standard time required for the administrative process of issuing your diploma.

                  Once it reaches our Prague office, we inform you via email.

                  In case you no longer live in Prague, we can mail your documents via Czech Post. Another option is to authorize someone to pick them up for you. Please contact our office for instructions. 

                  In the meantime, we can issue a confirmation of completion of studies for you, if necessary.