Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains on 141 acres of land, you will find SUNY Adirondack, which is a comprehensive, 2-year college offering various Associate Degrees and Certificates. It offers programs for recent high school graduates, those with their G.E.D, as well as adults looking to continue their education. There are credit, non-credit and online courses available. Here you can study to transfer to a four-year school or you can even stay on campus and continue on the four-year path towards earning a B.A. or B.S. by participating in courses offered by SUNY Plattsburgh and Empire State College, partners of ACC, offering programs such as Nursing and Business Administration. In an effort to keep their students active and healthy, ACC has a physical education requirement for their students (if you have medical or physical reasons that limit your ability to participate there is an alternate course that can be taken to fulfill the requirement).
Small classrooms, internship opportunities, and student services are all available. The small classrooms help students have a more personal educational experience as well as prepare them for further education beyond the 2-year programs. Internships are available for many of the vocational and technical programs. Some programs do require internships in the specific area to be completed. A wide variety of services including career planning and job placement, a child care center, counseling, Center for Reading and Writing, Learning Resource Center, Math tutoring center, and special services.
Adults looking to continue their education can take advantage of the short, non-credit courses that are offered. These courses are continuously adapting to the ever-changing workplace and are designed to help you keep up-to-date and refresh your skills.After completion of the various offerings in these stress-free courses that don’t rely on grades, tests, and homework, you may consider enrolling in a full-time program towards one of the many degrees and certificates offered.
This particular community college offers courses in Social Science, Mathematics and Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Foreign Language, and Electives. These courses will lead to one of their many degrees and certificates ranging from Business to IT, Communications to Computer Science, Criminal Justice to Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology to Hospitality, Mechanical to Nursing, Music to Radio Broadcasting, and much, much more!
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SUNY Adirondack usually admits high school graduates or those with G.E.D. equivalents.
To apply print off or pick up an application, complete the application, mail it in by the deadline (August 1st for Fall and January 1st for Spring), and if you are transferring from another college you must include a copy of your transcript. ACC will process the application as quickly as possible and send a response to admission. You can also send in any additional information that may be helpful in placing you, such as SAT and ACT test scores and recommendations.
Tuition is either based upon the number of credits taken, if you are a part-time student (11 credits or less) or a standard tuition for all full-time students (12 credits or more). Please contact the school for current tuition costs.
Early admission is available for seniors in high school who are looking to take a college course or two. Financial aid will not be available for any early admission students. Talk to your guidance counselor for more information regarding early admissions and the application process.
International students will also have to apply for admissions, but will also have to take an English proficiency exam at the college with at least a grade of 500 to be considered for admission. A sponsor will also be required for admission to guarantee financial and housing matters during your time on campus.
Financial Aid will be available for students taking at least 6-credit hours. You must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. You can then apply for the Tuition Assistance Program. For part-time students, you can apply for Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). If you cannot pay for tuition in full, SUNY Adirondack does offer payment plans that can be set up by an automated bank payment or credit card payment.
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Brand new student housing, Residence Hall, is now available. There are rooms for up to four people, and each unit consists of a living room, kitchenette, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, wi-fi, cable TV, on-site laundry, and they all come furnished. Students interesting in housing must complete the available online forms and be enrolled for a full-time course load.
Part-time and full-time students can all take advantage of the many student organizations as well as the free tutoring offered in the Center for Reading and Writing. These organizations are paid for through your student activity fees and are scheduled through the Student Activities Office. Participating in student organizations allows you to enhance your resume, get more out of your college experience as well as allowing you to meet new people and create new bonds with those that share similar interests as you.
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ACC offers a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Participating in a sport will provide a credit towards the physical education requirement. Some sports are co-ed, some have both male teams and female teams, and some just have one or the other. All incoming freshman are automatically eligible to participate. You must sign up for the sport while signing up for classes and make sure your class schedule does not interfere with game schedules as some games will be held in the early afternoon. Students must maintain a minimum GPA to continue participating in sports.
Justine Ventimiglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Currently residing in a 1950’s modest ranch in Metro Detroit, she enjoys researching and writing about Mid Century Modern furniture and decor as she works on restoring her home and documenting the process.