CCC and SUNY Potsdam Sign Memorandum of Conditional Guaranteed Admission

November 14, 2019

Clinton Community College & SUNY Potsdam Sign Memorandum
of Conditional Guaranteed Admission

Presidents of Clinton Community College and SUNY Potsdam Sign Memorandum of Understanding Facilitating Seamless Transfer Between the Two Campuses

Representatives from Clinton Community College and The State University of New York at Potsdam formally signed a memorandum of understanding today that conditionally guarantees admission to SUNY Potsdam for CCC students who complete an associate degree.

The agreement, signed by Clinton Community College President Ray M. DiPasquale and Potsdam President Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg, facilitates seamless transfer to baccalaureate programs at SUNY Potsdam. Under the agreement, SUNY Potsdam will offer guaranteed admission to all CCC associate degree graduates. Students must meet additional program or College requirements in order to declare majors in certain baccalaureate programs, such as in teacher education.

Clinton Community College and SUNY Potsdam will collaborate to provide individual attention to students indicating interest in this opportunity. CCC students selecting this program will receive advising and degree planning support from both colleges to ensure students are taking appropriate coursework to keep them on target for timely degree completion.

President DiPasquale stated, "This agreement is another example of our local educational institutions working together to assist students in our region be able to continue on with their education. Partnering with Potsdam in this endeavor creates new opportunities for our students."

"This agreement forges new academic ties between SUNY Potsdam and Clinton Community College. We are pleased to offer guaranteed admission to qualified CCC graduates who want to complete their undergraduate studies here at SUNY Potsdam. We know they will make positive additions to our campus community, and look forward to welcoming them into the Potsdam family," said Dr. Esterberg.

Those interested in learning more about the guaranteed admission program and other academic programs offered at Clinton Community College and SUNY Potsdam may call CCC's admissions office at (518) 562-4170, or Potsdam's office of admissions at (315) 267-2180.

About Clinton Community College:

Clinton Community College is a member of the State University of New York system and home of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). Clinton offers 24 associate degree programs, seven certificates, transfer pathways and advisement options, multiple non-credit professional credentials, and many flexible learning options including online and evening courses. As part of the SUNY system, Clinton credits transfer seamlessly. For more information, visit us online at

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit