Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Academic Requirements for Admission to Associate’s Degree Programs (Two-Year)

Freshman Admission to Associate’s Degree Programs

Applications for matriculation as a first-time student will be accepted from persons who have never attended any institution of higher education (with the exception of those students who have taken college courses while in high school) and who have either:

  1. graduated from an accredited high school, or
  2. earned an equivalency diploma (GED), or
  3. are currently attending high school and will receive a diploma prior to enrollment.

A diploma from an accredited high school is required for admission to the College. Scores on either the New York State Equivalency Diploma Examination or the General Education Development Examination are accepted as substitutes for the high school diploma provided that the student attains a score of 35 or higher on each of the five tests, with a total score of 225 or higher.

Starting in the Fall 2009 semester, in order to advance into nursing clinicals, students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:

  1. United States citizenship
  2. Permanent residency
  3. International student with F1 status
  4. Granted asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, withholding of removal, deferred enforced departure; or deferred action status by the United States government

Transfer Student Admission to Associate’s Degree Programs

Applicants who have attended another college must file a transfer application. Applications for matriculation will be accepted from transfer students who have an official transcript verifying attendance at another college. As a general rule, the College requires a grade point average equivalent to a C for transfer as a matriculated student.

The Office of the Registrar will evaluate credits of transfer students for advanced standing. Final degree credit for transfer work depends on grades earned and College and departmental requirements. With some exceptions, a course with a grade of C or higher may be transferred. In the case of transfers from CUNY colleges, D grades are usually acceptable. Transfer credits carry a grade of Pass (P) on the CSI transcript. However, all students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at the College, including at least one-half of the credits required for the core, in order to earn an associate’s degree.

Starting in the Fall 2009 semester, in order to advance into nursing clinicals, students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:

  1. United States citizenship
  2. Permanent residency
  3. International student with F1 Status
  4. Granted asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, withholding of removal, deferred enforced departure; or deferred action status by the United States government