SUNY Orange Application Instructions For Admission Or Re-admission

***The following application is for those who wish to be Full or
Part-time Degree-Seeking (Matriculated) Students***

***Online APplications for the fall 2014 semester are now open***

Be sure to write down your Login ID and PIN upon creation. You can use this information to revisit this page to track your application status.

You may also choose to view and print a PDF of this application and submit it through the mail or in-person to the Admissions Office.

We suggest you print these instructions to keep them handy while you complete the application.

Readmitted Students:

Applicants who have not attended SUNY Orange for two or more semesters (excluding summer) must apply for readmission.

***Students who are looking to take SUMMER classes part-time and are not interested in receiving a degree (or financial aid) from SUNY Orange should NOT complete the admissions process.***

We are pleased that you are considering submitting an application to SUNY Orange. Please read the following instructions before completing your on-line application.

1. Apply - Send completed application on-line and non-refundable $30.00 fee ($20.00 for readmitted students). Applicants who meet certain income guidelines may be eligible for a fee waiver upon submission of the Application Fee Waiver Request Form.

We strongly encourage students to apply in person if the beginning of the semester is less than three weeks away. This will expedite the application process and provide a greater opportunity for successful course registration.

2. Official high school transcripts and/or high school equivalency diploma - It is required that all applicants present an official high school transcript (an official transcript must bear the school seal and be mailed directly from the school to the college) or a notarized copy of the original and official GED diploma. Official copies of GED diplomas and scores may be obtained from the University of the State of New York, State Education Dept., Bureau of High and Professional Testing, Albany, NY, 12224.

Financial Aid cannot be awarded until we have proof of high school graduation (high school transcript or GED and scores) as per Federal regulations.

An acknowledgment will be sent by us to you when your transcript is received.

International Students and others whose secondary school records may not be in English must have all records translated into English by an official translation agency or national consulate. A list of such agencies is available from the Admissions Office, call 845-341-4030. See special instructions on this page.

3. Transfer students follow the same application process described for first-time students. Applicants for transfer, including applicants for readmission, must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended for use in transferring credits, granting Assessment Waivers, awarding financial aid and evaluating the Health Professions applications. Financial Aid transcripts must be sent if applying for Financial Aid.

4. Financial Aid applicants should contact their high school guidance office or our Financial Aid office for applicant information. Although giving your Social Security Number is optional, you are urged to submit it if you are applying for financial aid as it is required for processing.

5. Choosing a Major or Area of Academic Interest - You may select only one program of academic interest on your application. If you wish to apply for financial aid, you may not choose undecided as your major. Most students who are unsure of a major select Liberal Arts - Humanities (AA).

6. Your responses to the referenced questions in the application are strictly voluntary. In the event you choose to answer these questions Orange County Community College will keep your answers confidential and will not use the information provided in a discriminatory manner. Failure to respond to these questions will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The college seeks to enroll students of diverse racial and ethnic heritage and students with disabilities.

Special Program Notes

College Experience Program - High School juniors or seniors who wish to take college courses while they are still in high school should call 845-341-4030 and request a College Experience Program application.

Health Professions- Applicants are advised to refer to special instructions. Health Professions at Orange include Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Radiologic Technology.

Honors Program - Applicants please follow the application instructions plus the special instructions. Application deadlines: Spring semester - December 1; Fall semester - May 1.

International Students and others whose secondary school records may not be in English must have all records translated into English by an official translation agency or national consulate. A list of such agencies is available from the Admissions Office, call 845-341-4030. See international student instructions. Please also see instructions below.

Multiple degree applicants may earn additional degrees at SUNY Orange when the following conditions are met: 1) the areas in which the degrees are earned are determined to be separate and distinct by relevant department chairpersons and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; 2) a minimum of 15 credits not required nor applied to the first degree are completed at Orange. A student may earn multiple A.S. degrees, or multiple A.A.S. degrees, or an A.A. and A.S. Only one A.A. degree may be awarded. General education courses with a grade of D or better from the first degree apply to the second degree when applicable.

Non-High School graduates (no G.E.D.) - SUNY Orange offers non-high school graduates a chance to earn their GED through the 24-Credit Hour Program. You may use the SUNY Orange Application to apply for this program.

Special Instructions - International and Non-Citizen Applicants

Please follow the general instructions for completing and filling out your application.

In addition, we ask that you read the instructions below and follow those that pertain to you.

  • Applicants, permanent residents and others who have immigrant status holding high school diplomas from foreign countries must file original records of their high school credentials, including mark sheets. These records may be mailed or brought in person-ally.

    If the original records are not from an English-speaking country, the records must be translated into English by either your National Consulate or an official translating agency. No personal translations will be accepted. Those applicants who attended high school in a foreign country should not send their application to their high school.

  • Applicants who wish to transfer credits earned in institutions of higher learning abroad must file original records that meet the same requirements as explained above.

  • All international applicants who have non-immigrant status (i.e., visitor, student visas) must present themselves, by appointment, at the Admissions Office for a special application packet. Those applicants in this non-immigrant group who are not residing in the United States at this time must contact the Office of Admissions, Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, New York, 10940, to obtain a special application packet.
  • Application Deadlines for international applicants is October 1 for Spring, June 1 for Fall.

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