Global Foundries in Malta, NY plans to fill 300 positions this year, most require only a 2-year degree. Payscale.com recently listed the top 5 jobs for Associate Degree holders with Salaries ranging from $42,000 up to $60,000. Maybe it’s time to take a look at SUNY Adirondack. What does it take to get in?
Begin with the application
There are 30 locally sponsored Community Colleges in the State University of New York system offering a wide range of academic programs. Most Community Colleges, including ACC, use the SUNY application system. Applicants may apply to several different SUNY schools by completing one application, either on-line or on paper.
SUNY Adirondack participates in the State University Full Opportunity program which accepts all applicants with a high school diploma or GED. Certain programs, such as Adventure Sports, are a little competitive and require application essays and references.
There is a $50 per college application fee. This may be waived for the first 4 colleges selected if applicant demonstrates financial hardship. You must submit a SUNY Fee Waiver Request Form.
Contact your high school guidance office and ask that they forward an official transcript to the college registrar’s office. If you have completed any college coursework, those transcripts must be sent as well.
Pay Matriculation Fee – $40
Take placement tests
These are general tests of math and writing skills necessary to determine what level English and Math classes are appropriate.
Meet with Advisor
The Academic Advisor guides students as they map out their program and select courses.
Submit Certificate of Residency
This form verifies that the student is a resident of New York and must be notarized. Most town halls have a Public Notary on staff that will do this at no charge. Without the residency form, students will be charged the out-of-state tuition.
Submit immunization records to the Registrar’s Office
The student’s doctor will need to complete these forms verifying the student has all the proper immunizations.
File a FAFSA form
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step in determining if the student is eligible grants or subsidized loans to help pay for college.
Spring 2012 classes begin at SUNY Adirondack on January 23rd. For students that are eager to get started now it’s not too late to register . In addition to traditional day-time classes, students can meet degree requirements with night, weekend, and online classes.