Hudson Valley Community College’s
Admissions staff offers guidance, counseling
and support services to assist students in finding
areas of study best suited to their interest,
aptitudes and abilities. The Admissions Office
is responsible for providing initial, relevant
information about academic opportunities at
the college. Interested students can contact the
office to receive program information,
Applications for Admission and to discuss initial
academic plans with an Admissions representative.
In addition, the office coordinates
the review of Applications for Admission to
degree and certificate programs.
Students who are interested in working
toward a degree must complete the application
process described on the following pages.
Students not planning to complete a Hudson
Valley Community College degree, but who
wish to be matriculated (formally accepted
into a program) for other reasons, must complete
the application process as well.
The Office of Continuing Education assists students
who wish to take college course work as
a non-degree student. For part-time, non-degree
course information, contact the Office
of Continuing Education at (518) 629-7338.
All students who wish to become eligible for
Federal or New York State financial aid must
be admitted to a degree program for the purpose
of earning a degree or certificate.
General Admission Requirements
Candidates for admission are considered without
discrimination on the basis of age, gender,
race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disabling
condition or sexual orientation.
Applicants must provide evidence of a
diploma from an accredited high school or
an equivalency diploma. Transfer students
possessing an associate's or bachelor's
degree are eligible for a waiver.
High school seniors, who apply for admission
during their senior year, must demonstrate
adequate scholastic achievement
based on their junior or latest senior year
Applicants must select a desired program
choice. Each academic program has specific
program entrance requirements established
to ensure student success in the program.
Applicants must provide official
documentation of having met the requirements
for the chosen program. These
requirements may be met through high
school and/or college course work. Please
see Program Entrance Requirements.
The college recommends, but does not
require, that applicants complete the
American College Test (ACT) or the
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as an aid to
Applicants who have previously been convicted
of a felony or misdemeanor may not
be able to receive final licensure in certain
fields upon completion of the degree or certificate.
Also, certain career opportunities
from some programs may be limited. For
more specific details and advice, the applicant
should discuss his/her situation with
the appropriate department chairperson.