Admissions Procedures

What is your goal for attending SCCC?


Degree-Seeking (Matriculated)

To apply for a degree or certificate program, you only have to take a few easy steps to become a Suffolk County Community College student. First, you may apply online or, if you prefer, you may obtain an application from Central Admissions, or you can download it. Next, have official transcripts from both your high school and any colleges you have attended sent to Central Admissions.

Non-Degree-Seeking (Non-Matriculated)

Non-degree students are eligible to take credit-bearing classes without being admitted to a degree program.

Readmission

Readmission is required for students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • You applied and were accepted to SCCC but never attended.
  • You were accepted to SCCC and attended, but since had a break in your enrollment.
  • You were academically dismissed from the college and lost your matriculation status.
  • You graduated from SCCC and want to matriculate into a new degree or certificate program.
Students who wish to reapply as matriculated status in a degree or certificate program need to submit a request for readmission.

You can download the Readmission Request Form or you can reapply using our Online Application.

Transfer

Every year over 1,600 transfer students begin their studies at Suffolk by transferring credits from other colleges and universities.

Suffolk also awards transfer credit from other sources including Advanced Placement Examinations, Armed Services training, and educational programs sponsored by certain non-collegiate organizations such as employers and government agencies.

Your transfer to Suffolk County Community College can be accomplished easily. First, you may apply online or, if you prefer, you may obtain an application from any Suffolk County high school guidance office, from Central Admissions, or you can download it.

Next, have official transcripts from both your high school and any colleges you have attended, as well as SAT or ACT test scores if you have taken them, sent to Central Admissions.

Once your college transcripts have arrived, your transfer credits will be evaluated automatically and you will be notified of the results. If your transcripts are not in English, they must be translated and evaluated by an official evaluation agency or national consulate. You can view the Transfer Evaluation Tables for an unofficial preview of how your courses are likely to transfer (available for select colleges only).

High School Student Seeking Early Admission

Applying to Suffolk is easy, just apply online or, if you prefer, you may obtain an application from your high school guidance office, from Central Admissions, or you can download it. Have your official transcript and results of the SAT and/or ACT, if you have taken them, sent to Admissions.

NOTE: We now accept transcripts electronically through a company called Docufide. It is a secure and direct option for high school counselors to send transcripts to the College electronically without the hassle of using paper and mailing envelopes. As a counselor, you will receive confirmed delivery on all transcripts sent. Interested schools should contact Docufide directly to set up an account, at Docufide.com.

GED-Seeking

If you do not have a high school diploma, Suffolk County Community College can serve you in several ways.

Through the Ability to Benefit program, you may qualify for admission to a degree program, be eligible to apply for NYS grants (excluding federal aid and loans), and eventually achieve a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma. Suffolk also offers a variety of courses in reading, English, and math which are designed to help you improve your academic skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Suffolk offers a GED/Literacy Prep for College program through the SCCC ACCESS Center. This free program prepares you for the General Educational Development (GED) test by providing self-paced instruction customized to your skill level.

We will assist you to follow the right path based on standardized test scores from the college's placement tests. To get started, you may apply online or, if you prefer, you may obtain an application from any Suffolk County high school guidance office, from Central Admissions, or you can download it. If you have other questions about any of these programs contact Central Admissions.

International Student

Our current International Student community, numbering over 500, come from many different parts of the world. We regard every international student as a valued member of our truly diverse college community and we are committed to working with each student individually in order to help all students successfully achieve their goals.