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Admissions Procedures for Undocumented Students

For students who are “undocumented” we welcome your interest in attending Suffolk County Community College. We are committed to assisting you with this exciting educational journey.

Suffolk County Community College is one of the 64 colleges and universities that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) educational system. We are proud to say that we are the largest community college in the state of New York, with three campuses located on Long Island (Selden, Riverhead, and Brentwood). Our student population is approximately 25,000 and we offer 100 programs of study. We regard every international student as a valued member of our diverse college community.

Suffolk County Community College is a two-year institution where an associate degree can be awarded. Those interested in furthering their education can transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. We have articulation and "two-plus-two" agreements with many institutions. Visit: Transfer Agreements and Transfer Is the Answer.

To help you explore your goal for attending Suffolk, visit Admissions Procedures. The admissions process takes only a few steps and applying online is quick and easy. Follow the Steps to Apply to get started.

Have your high school mail your official transcript to the Central Admissions Office to complete the application process. If you have a high school equivalency diploma, mail a copy of the diploma with scores to the Central Admissions Office. If you attended another college or plan to transfer credits, see information for Transfer Students.

For additional information, see the New Student Guide to Enrollment.

Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status

For undocumented students who have graduated high school or earned a GED, you should submit the Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status.

New York State enacted a law allowing non-residents and non-resident aliens to pay single tuition if they meet certain conditions.

If you have:

Attended an approved NYS high school for at least two years and graduated from an approved NYS high school or received a NYS General Equivalency Diploma after attending a NYS approved program


Have applied for attendance at an institution or educational unit of the State University of New York within five years of receiving a NYS high school diploma or GED.

If you are without lawful immigration status, you may qualify for single tuition.

In order for this reduction in tuition to be made, you must present a notarized copy of the Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status stating that you have, or will as soon as possible, file an application to legalize your immigration status.

Once the document is notarized please mail it to:

Suffolk County Community College
Central Admissions
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784