Admissions FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
In order to be admitted to a degree program one must have a high school or general equivalency (GED) diploma. Applicants are advised to complete a GED course prior to applying to Clinton. Without a high school or general equivalency diploma applicants may attend Clinton in non-matriculated status, limiting their access to financial aid.
The New York State Education Department has ruled that an IEP diploma is different from a high school diploma in that it is not an indication of successful completion of high school study. Therefore community colleges, including Clinton, are under no legal obligation to accept students under the terms of the New York State Full Opportunity Policy. Without a high school or general equivalency diploma applicants may attend Clinton in non-matriculated status, limiting their access to financial aid. Once a GED has been earned students may be accepted at Clinton Community College and have access to financial aid.
Clinton Community College offers open enrollment which means that an individual will be enrolled in an academic program if he/she has earned a high school diploma or GED. Admission is non-selective with the exception of the Nursing Program. Admission into the Nursing Program is selective and requires a separate application along with the general college application. Click here for more information on the Nursing Program.
New full-time students will meet with an advisor to discuss program requirements and specific course offerings. With assistance from an advisor, you will select courses. Your advisor will then create your schedule based on your requests and course availability. New part-time students are advised through the Counseling & Advisement Office. We encourage all students to complete this process as soon as possible. The sooner you complete these requirements, the more options you have for course selection.
In addition, students meeting the above criteria must complete the Meningitis Information Response Form. Please note that it is NOT mandatory to get the meningitis shot, but NYS Law requires that each student complete this form and submit it to the Health Office.
Students enrolled in distance learning classes only, and not attending classes on campus, will be exempt from providing immunization records.
Documentation may be:
- Faxed to the Health Office at (518) 562-4197
- Mailed to the CCC Health Office,136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
- Emailed to Sandra Marland.
For more information about specific requirements, visit the Student Health Records page or contact the college's Health Services Office. Your high school, previous college or physician's office are usually the best options to locate your immunization history. If you have questions, DO NOT WAIT, contact the College Health Office.
Our Federal OPE ID# is 006787
Our State TAP School Code is 2036
Our CEEB Code is 2135
Applicants who have been dismissed from another college for disciplinary reasons must complete a Supplemental Form D, which will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee.