Applying for a Program

The steps below outline the enrollment process for becoming a student in a degree or certificate program.

Step 1: Apply for Admission
If you are interested in being admitted to a degree or certificate program, you must have a completed application for admission on file by noon on the Saturday prior to the start of classes.
NOTE: General entrance requirements, special admissions programs, and academic program prerequisites are detailed in the [Loading Admissions link…] section of the College Catalog.

Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid
In order for the financial aid process to be completed by your tuition bill due date, we recommend that you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 for those enrolling in the fall semester, or by October 1 for those enrolling in the spring semester. The application process can be lengthy and some funding is limited, so apply early.

Step 3: Complete Placement Testing and New Student Orientation
Once you are admitted to the college, Admissions staff will determine whether you are required to take the placement test using a set of guidelines. Also, New Student Orientation is required of first-time college students and recommended for transfer students.
NOTE: You will receive communication from the college if you need to take a placement test and regarding scheduling New Student Orientation.

Step 4: Attend Academic Advisement
An advisement session allows you to discuss your interests, educational and career goals, and appropriate coursework for the upcoming term with your advisor.

Step 5: Register for Classes
You may register for courses during or after consultation with your academic department. Some departments allow online registration through Hudson Valley's WIReD system.

Step 6: Submit Immunization Records
New York State law requires that all students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, and who enroll in six or more credits for any given term to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

Step 7: Pay Your Tuition Bill
You must pay the tuition bill or confirm your registration by the close of business on the due date in order to secure your schedule.
NOTE: In order to qualify for resident tuition rates, you must have a valid Certificate of Residence on file each year.

For Assistance

Call the Registration Information Center at (518) 629-7700.