General Admission Requirements and Full Opportunity Program Information
General Admission Requirements
SUNY Broome is an open admissions/enrollment community college within the SUNY system.General Admissions Requirements:
- High School Diploma (Local or Regents)
- Equivalency Diploma (GED/TASC)
- Met the Requirements for the Federal Ability to Benefit prior to July 1, 2012.
Not Admissible Documents/Diplomas:
- IEP Diploma
- Penn Foster
Students with an IEP Diploma or Penn Foster should refer to the Special Admissions Requirements for Admission without a High School Diploma.
View the complete Admissions Procedure and Full Opportunity Program (PDF).
Majors and Career Goals
To complete the application process, please have the following items that apply to you sent to SUNY Broome’s Office of Admissions.
- Official/Final High School Transcript
- Official College Transcript
- GED/TASC Scores and Certificate
- Home School Transcript and 100.1 Letter
- AP and IB Test Scores/Transcripts
Please Note: Failure to provide SUNY Broome’s Admissions Office with Official/Final transcripts may jeopardize the status of your Financial Aid, Registration, and Graduation ability.
View the complete Admissions Procedure and Full Opportunity Program (pdf).
Special Admissions Requirements
Admission for Competitive Health Sciences Programs
Entry into the following Health Science programs at SUNY Broome Community College is based on a competitive admissions process: Dental Hygiene, Clinical Laboratory Technician, Histological Technician AAS, Histological Technician Certificate, Nursing, Nursing:Evening/Weekender, Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiologic Technology.
Admission without a High School Diploma
Option 1: Non-Matriculated High School Equivalency Degree
Students who lack a high school or a general equivalency diploma (GED) may apply for admission only as a non-matriculated student (non-degree seeking and not eligible for financial aid). Upon completion of this option they may apply to New York State for an equivalency diploma after completion of 24 hours of college credits in these subject areas:
- Six (6) credits in English language arts including writing, speaking and reading (literature).
- Six (6) credits in mathematics
- Three (3) credits in natural science
- Three (3) credits in social science
- Three (3) credits in humanities
- Three (3) credits in career and technical education and/or foreign languages
Once you receive the equivalency diploma you may apply for matriculation.
Option 2: GED/TASC
If students are unable to pursue the non-matriculated high school equivalency degree option, students should consider earning their GED/TASC. Broome County offers several opportunities to help students earn a high school equivalency. Along with exam locations, Broome County also offers programs to help students prepare for the exam.
The GED/TASC is a five test exam covering topics in Language Arts – Writing, Language Arts – Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. In all, the GED/TASC test takes take 7+ hours to complete.
TASC Preparation Programs:
Binghamton City School District: 607-763-4863
For individuals 19+
New students take reading and math assessment to ensure proper placement
Assessment is offered every day from 9:00 am – 11:30 am at United Presbyterian School (42 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY)
Class hours: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm M-F
Evening classes held at American Civic Association
(131 Front St. Binghamton, NY – 607-343-7532): Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To enroll in night program, take night assessment Tuesday or Thursday at 6:00 pm
Broome/Tioga BOCES: 607-763-3638
Offer TASC/High School Equivalency classes for 18+ or a home study program (GRASP: Giving Ready Adults a Study Program) for 21+.
First step is attending a registration meeting: Includes assessment testing in reading and math. After registering, students can enroll in any of the following TASC/high school equivalency classes.
CareerBound is offered in collaboration by Broome-Tioga Workforce New York and Cornell University Cooperative Extension to connect young adults (ages 18-24) to the tools they need to succeed in today’s careers:
- Paid Job Experience
- Free Skills Training
- Personalized Job Placement
- Mentoring and Professional Support
Applicants with An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Diploma or Penn Foster
The New York State Education Department has ruled that both IEP and Penn Foster diplomas are different from a high school diploma in that they do not indicate a successful completion of high school study. Therefore, students who hold an IEP/Penn Foster diploma may not matriculate in a degree seeking program and will be evaluated on the same criteria used for students who lack a high school diploma or GED.
Admission with Transcripts from Foreign Institutions
Students who have obtained a high school degree and/or a college degree from a foreign institution need to have a translated evaluation of your transcript by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluator Services) accredited organization. We recommend SpanTran or WES.
Early College Program
Early College is a program for high achieving high school students who can benefit from taking college courses, full or part-time, before graduating from high school. Qualified juniors and seniors who are at least 16 years of age may be eligible for the program. To learn more and apply, visit the Early College website.
Homeschool Student Eligibility for Admission
Home-schooled students will be eligible for admission to SUNY Broome if they can provide one of the following:
- A letter from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides, attesting to the student’s completion of a program of home instruction meeting the requirements of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
- This includes continuing to work with your home district in which you reside and submitting the quarterly reports beyond compulsory attendance age and meeting all other NY State Department of Education requirements. View a complete listing of these requirements.
- A passing score on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) for the state high school equivalency. Please note, TASC is the new GED.
- A New York State High School Equivalency Diploma Based Upon 24 College Credits. Students would register for 24 credits in defined areas*, as non-matriculated students. Once the 24 credits are earned, student completes “Attachment J” with the Registrar’s Office. Once the state grants the diploma, students may apply and matriculate into a degree program using some or all of the earned credits, depending on program choice.
- *Course Distribution Requirements for NYS Equivalency, Attachment J (pdf)
- If students want to get a head start and embark on these courses while in high school, they may do so through the Early College program.
- For more detailed information from NYS, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please note, non-matriculated students are NOT eligible to receive financial aid.
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Matriculated students (students who are enrolled in a specific program of study) who have withdrawn from the College, have not been in attendance for one semester or longer, or have graduated from SUNY Broome, must apply for readmission to return as a matriculated student. They do not need to submit high school records again unless they have been separated from Broome for six or more years.