First Time Students

Welcome to SUNY SCCC

Thank you for considering SUNY Schenectady County Community College as your choice for a quality and affordable education! Not only are we are the most affordable college in the Capital Region,but we also have a wide variety of courses to choose from–all taught by our diverse and regionally recognized faculty.

SUNY SCCC has a lot of opportunities to enhance your college experience–both in and out of the classroom! If you join one of our many active clubs, or participate in the numerous campus-wide events, we ensure every student is a member of our community!

Applying at the College is an easy process as we removed many barriers by making the application process simple and quick! Since we are an open-admission institution, we require no specific grade point average from your high school record. Most of our programs have no special admissions requirements other than being a high school graduate or its equivalent.

You can begin by APPLYING NOW with our non-fee application and arrange to have your official high school or GED/TASC records sent to the College’s Admissions Office:

Admissions Office
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305

After submitting your application to SUNY SCCC, you can immediately start applying for financial aid. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov or to learn more about the FAFSA application process, visit our Financial Aid page. Remember to add Schenectady County Community College code: 006785.

For step-by-step instructions to the enrollment process, please read our Admissions To Enrollment Checklist - Six Basic Steps.

Early Admission  

SUNY SCCC offers an early admission program for students who have completed their junior year of high school and meet our early admission criteria. Accepted students can attend their first year at the College while simultaneously fulfilling high school graduation requirements. Learn more.

As always, we are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Contact the Admissions Office directly at 518-381-1366 or at admissions@sunysccc.edu.