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Returning Adult Students

Welcome to SUNY Schenectady

Stephen Tannatta, sitting in the Cafe with books.

"Making the decision to go back to college was one that I’m glad I made. Being a full-time student at SUNY Schenectady has given me a new opportunity to explore my next career."

"The flexible schedules, online classes, attentive professors, and great atmosphere have all given me the confidence and skills I need to succeed."

Stephen Tannatta, Chemical Dependency Counseling major

Thank You

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.

As a returning adult student we know first-hand how difficult it can be to juggle your day-to-day life while working to obtain your educational goals. Don’t worry–we’re here to help you through the process of enrolling at SUNY Schenectady and we’ll continue to provide you the resources and support throughout your time at the College.

First Thing To Do - Apply!

Applying at the College is an easy process. You can fill out a paper application or you can apply online. 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.

We’ll help guide you in contacting your former high school for the state required information. Many of our students come to us having earned credit at other colleges. Our Registrar’s Office will evaluate your college transcripts for possible transfer credit.

We make it convenient to attend as the College offers many evening, weekend, and online courses. There are resources on campus to help you once you become a student, including  Learning Labs, along with tutoring. We also have affordable child care options available. Visit our Childcare Resources page for details.

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

Previously a Student?

If you were previously matriculated at SUNY Schenectady (accepted for admission and took classes), there’s no need to go through the admissions process again. Visit or contact our Registrar’s Office so they can help you with the paperwork you need to become re-enrolled.

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Stockade, Room 120
518-381-1366 | E-mail Admissions

Financial Aid
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1468 | E-mail Financial Aid

Student Business Office
Elston Hall, Room 219
518-381-1346 | E-mail Student Business Office

Academic Advising
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1277 | E-mail Academic Advising

Testing Center
Elston Hall, Room 427
518-381-1293 | E-mail Testing Center

Student Life
Elston Hall, Room 222
518-381-1344 | E-mail Student Life