Making the decision to re-enter college or simply to start for the first time is an exciting one! The opportunities are endless at SUNY Broome and there are countless individuals and departments to help you every step of the way!
Adult Learners at SUNY Broome
SUNY Broome has more than 5,000 students enrolled in a variety of programs across four academic divisions. We are proud of the diverse student body that welcomes all learners as they work towards their personal, academic, and career goals. Small class sizes allow for a deeper connection between professor and student– you are not a number at SUNY Broome! Student Support Services, Counseling, and Academic Advising are just a few of the many departments available to support you every step of the way.
Applying to SUNY Broome is as easy as 1-2-3! As part of your admissions process, you will be required submit a copy of your GED, high school transcript, as well as any college transcripts that you may have. A transcript is an official record of your academic history from any prior institution of learning that you attended. You may ask that your former high school or college send your transcript directly to the Admissions Office. If you choose to drop off your official transcript in person please be aware that your transcript must be given to you in a sealed envelope from your high school or college with an official “seal” to be considered “official”. Photocopies or opened documents will not be accepted. If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining your transcript you may wish to contact the Department of Education for the state in which you attended high school.
Credit for Prior Learning
Transfer Credit: If you have attended college in the past those credits may transfer in to your degree program. Be sure to discuss and prior coursework you have done with your advisor, you may be farther along in your degree than you realize!
Credit by Exam: Full or part-time SUNY Broome matriculated students may earn credit for knowledge gained outside the traditional classroom situation by successfully applying for and completing an examination offered by the sponsoring department. A letter grade will be posted on the student’s transcript upon completion of the exam. An additional fee is charged for Credit by Exam. Guidelines for this procedure are available from the College’s chairpersons and deans.
Credit by Portfolio or Assessment of Experiential Learning: The College will evaluate for credit various types of learning acquired outside the usual classroom environment. This may include participation in learning experiences, or training provided by business, industry, unions, professional societies, governmental agencies or the military. An additional fee is charged for Credit by Portfolio or assessment of experiential leaning. Contact the department chair for additional information.
CLEP: The College will recognize successful achievement at or above the 50th percentile on College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams in accordance with SUNY and American Council of Education guidelines. Approval of credit for degree requirements or electives is determined by the appropriate department. Credit approval will be handled as transfer credit. Contact the department chair for additional information.
Paying for College
Many students are surprised to find out that they are eligible for Financial Aid. There are many types of grants, loans, and scholarships available to assist qualified students, including Adult Learners, in financing their education. To learn how to apply, what forms are needed, and where to find answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the SUNY Broome Financial Aid webpage.
In 2016, the BCC Foundation awarded over 275 students receiving merit based scholarships and hundreds more through the Financial Aid Grants-in- Aid Program, totaling over $1,000,000. It’s easy to apply for a number of scholarships through SUNY Broome Community College. Students can apply seamlessly to hundreds of scholarships through one online application accessible through PC, mobile or tablet devices. The system automatically applies the student to scholarships they qualify for through set criteria. To learn more and apply, please visit: SUNY Broome Scholarships.