Criteria for Admission to Sage Graduate Schools

Applicants to Sage Graduate Schools must have a minimum grade point average of “B-” (2.75 on a 4.0 scale) for their cumulative undergraduate work, and must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Those lacking the minimum grade point average may be able to demonstrate their readiness for graduate success by completing nine credit hours at Sage as a non-matriculated student with a minimum grade of “B” in each course.

Prospective applicants should obtain a self-managed application packet from the Sage Graduate Schools Office of Admission. The self-managed process ensures that individuals know when each required piece of the application has been submitted. The packet will include instructions to collect the following items and forward them as a package to the Office of Admission:

  • A completed application (online);
  • A current resume;
  • A one to three-page career goals essay (typewritten and double spaced) indicating the reasons for seeking a graduate degree from Sage;
  • Official transcripts from each previous college attended;
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals able to assess the applicant’s ability to successfully complete graduate-level academic work.

Any student applying through the Russell Sage College Collaborative Agreements should contact the Sage Graduate School Office of Admission at (518) 292-8615.