Admissions Checklist

Application for Admission

You can apply online or on paper. Please note: if you have attended CCC in the past, please use the re-admission form rather than re-applying.

Apply online


Complete the Clinton Community College Application (PDF)

You can also apply using the State University of New York (SUNY APC) application. This application will cost you $50.00. If you are applying to more than one SUNY campus, you may want to use this application as you can apply to 7 separate SUNY colleges using one form. 

Application Checklist:

  • High School Transcript / GED

    • High school graduates must request that official copies of their high school transcripts to be sent from the school to Clinton Community College Office of Admissions.  Faxed transcripts are not official.  GED (TASC) recipients must provide a copy of the GED Diploma/Transcript.
  • College Transcript(s)

    • Applicants must request that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges be sent to Clinton Community College Office of Admissions. This includes all courses taken at the college level during high school (CAP, etc.).  Faxed transcripts are not official. 
  • Optional - AP Scores, SAT, ACT

    • High school graduates awarded AP credit must request an official College Board AP Score Report be sent to Clinton Community College Office of Admissions. 


Apply for Financial Aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) should be completed as soon as possible. Students do not need to be accepted in order to apply for financial aid. You can complete the FAFSA online for faster filing. If you have questions please contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-562-4125.

Consider Housing

Clinton does not have residence halls on campus but there are many student housing options within 10 min. off campus on the bus line. Please see the Housing Options for more information, or contact the Director of Student Life at 518-562-4381.

Prepare for Registration:

Placement Testing

Placement Test is used to determine the level of study to be pursued during the first semester. Placement testing in English is offered online and is available to all newly accepted students in Clinton Online. Math placement is determined by school records and an advisor recommendation (no test required). Accepted full-time students will be notified of placement test details. Part-time students schedule testing through the Counseling & Advisement Office at 518-562-4199.    

Students may be exempted from sections of placement testing if they have:

  • SAT English - 500 or above on the Reading and Writing (old SAT) or 560 or above 
    on the English section (new SAT - after March, 2016).
  • ACT English - 21 or above on the Reading and English sections (old ACT) or 
    31 or above on the Reading and 10 or above on the Writing section (new ACT - after September, 2016). 
  • SAT Math - 500 or above (old SAT) or 530 or above (new SAT - after March, 2016).
  • ACT Math - 20 or above on the Math section or 
    Scored 80 or above on the NYS Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents, NYS Math B Regents (NYS Regents Course III).


After being accepted, full-time freshman will receive a schedule of upcoming dates for our Registration programs.  Transfer students will be contacted by the Counseling & Advisement Office to schedule a registration appointment.

Part-time student academic guidance is provided by the Counseling and Advisement Office. When you plan to register for classes please call 518-562-4199 and arrange for an appointment.

State Required Documentation (due prior to starting classes):

Immunization Records 

New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 require that all students attending college and universities, who were born on or after January 1, 1957, and are registered for 6 or more credit hours, submit documentation of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

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

Certificate of Residency for New York State Residents

To qualify for resident tuition fees, a student is required by law to present once each academic year, no earlier than 60 days prior to registration, a Certificate of Residency indicating that he/she has been a legal resident of the State of New York for one year and of the county in which he/she resides for six months. The application must be completed, notarized and presented to the County Treasurer of the county in which the student resides.  To print or download the Certificate of Residency form and locate your County Treasurer, for counties that require you use their application, click here Certificate of Residency.  The County Treasurer will then issue the Certificate of Residence to the student, which must be forwarded to our Bursar's Office.

Students With Disabilities

Contact Accommodative Services office at 518-562-4252. Your status will affect how your placement testing is administered, and what accommodations you will receive.