College Catalog

Application For Admission - Procedures and Policies

Students are encouraged to apply early. Applications for admission are processed on a continuous basis and should be received by the Admissions Office prior to the beginning of classes. Students who have previously applied to or attended Hudson Valley Community College should contact the Admissions Office for specific directions on completing the application process. Generally, the application process is as follows:

  1. All applicants must submit a completed Hudson Valley Community College or SUNY Application for Admission. Applications and college literature are available from the Admissions Office, area high schools, community agencies and libraries. An online Application for Admission also can be obtained and completed by visiting the Hudson Valley Community College website at .
  2. All applicants must submit the $30 Application Fee. Students unable to pay the $30 fee may submit an application and pay the fee as part of the tuition bill.
  3. Applicants must submit an official, final high school transcript. This and all required documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office at Hudson Valley Community College.
    • If still enrolled in high school, submit the completed application, the $30 application fee, payable to Hudson Valley Community College, to the high school guidance office. The guidance office should then forward your application along with an official high school transcript to the Admissions Office. Upon completion of your high school diploma or equivalency, you must submit official, final academic records to complete the admission process.
    • Applicants who have graduated from high school should request that an official, final high school transcript, with proof of graduation, be sent to the Admissions Office.
    • Applicants who hold a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must submit a copy of their score report.
    • Transfer students must indicate all collegiate institutions the student has previously or is currently attending on the Application for Admission. In addition to the high school transcript, official transcripts of all completed college work must be forwarded to the Admissions Office. When deemed reasonable by both the director of admissions and the department chairperson, a student may request an irrevocable waiver of this requirement. When requesting such a waiver, the student will agree that he/she does not seek transfer credit or advanced standing from courses taken at the school from which the waiver is requested. Transfer students possessing an associate’s or baccalaureate degree are eligible for a waiver of the high school transcript requirement.
  4. The Admissions process generally involves review of the completed Application for Admission and all academic transcripts. Personal interviews are not usually required, however, the college may require an interview with individual applicants for counseling or clarification. The student is notified of the resulting admission decision through written correspondence.
  5. An official acceptance notification will be made conditional if any part of the student’s application requirements are incomplete. The acceptance will be finalized upon satisfactory completion of any course work currently in progress, demonstration of basic competency in the areas of reading, writing and math skills, receipt of any required documentation or other needed information.