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Six Steps to Enrollment

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Complete the Admissions Process

  • Fill out an application online or in person and submit it to the Admissions Office.
  • On the application form, select the major that matches your career goals. You may change your program at any time before the semester begins.
  • Provide us with official high school or GED transcripts.
  • If you want to transfer college credits to SUNY Schenectady, provide us with official college transcripts from previous institutions.


Complete the Financial Aid Process

  • Apply early to ensure you receive the maximum aid possible.
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online through
  • Remember to add SUNY Schenectady County Community College code: 006785.
  • Questions about the financial aid process? Assistance is available at the Financial Aid Office, located in Elston Hall, Welcome Center. Or contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-381-1468 or


Register for Classes

  • After you have been accepted for admission, you will be notified on the steps you need to take regarding registering for classes. 
  • You may be required to take a placement test before registering. If you need to take the placement test, you will be notified and provided with instructions on how to schedule your test. 
  • Questions? Call the Office of Admissions at 518-381-1366.


Turn in Your Immunization Records

Immunization Record Form for Students

MMR - All students enrolled in six (6) credit hours or more, with at least one class on campus, whose birth date is on or after January 1, 1957, MUST comply with  immunization requirements.

Form must be submitted PRIOR to the first day of class of the first semester of attendance to: Student Affairs Office, Room 222 Elston Hall, Fax number: 518-381-1456, or sent via email to Please call 518-381-1344 with questions.

If you do not submit these records, you risk being dropped from your classes. 
For forms and more information, visit the Immunization web page or email


Pay Your Bill

If your tuition and fees are completely covered by financial aid, you are required to confirm attendance and accept your classes. To do so, go to, click “Records and Registration,” log in, and click on “Confirm Attendance and Accept Classes.”

If you owe a balance you can pay in full with cash, check or credit card at the Student Business Office, Elston Hall, Welcome Center, or you may pay by credit card over the phone at 518-381-1346. You can also set up an online payment plan.

Whichever option you choose, complete before the deadline or you risk being dropped from your classes.

Questions about paying your bill? Contact the Student Business Office at 518-381-1346.


Submit a Certificate of Residence

Submitting your Certificate of Residence ensures your tuition will be the in-state rate.

  • The Certificate of Residence is required once per year.
  • Schenectady County residents can complete the form at the Student Business Office, Elston Hall, Welcome Center.
  •  Residents of other counties can get the application on our website or at their County Treasurers Office.
  • For Schenectady County residents, you will need to provide at least two forms of documentation: 
    1. The first proves you have lived in New York for one year, U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United State for at least one year.
    2. The second shows where in New York you have lived for the past six months.
  • All other counties, please visit your county’s website for acceptable forms of documentation.