General Admission Requirements and Full Opportunity Program Information
General Admission Requirements
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
The first two years of many majors can be started at SUNY Broome Community College. While SUNY Broome may not have the exact listing, you can still transfer to a four year college with junior standing if you plan ahead. Many careers also have multiple choices to start with, so if you are uncertain of what you should major in at SUNY Broome Community College check out the Center for Career Development to explore the possibilities!
Placement Assessment Information
To ensure academic success in college, it’s important that students are placed into classes that are consistent with their current level of academic ability. This is why most students take placement assessments prior to registering for classes. Some students may be exempt from certain assessments. The Admissions Office will determine which placement assessments are best for you.
Refer to our checklist (pdf)!
- 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, Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Technician, 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: +1 (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 – +1 (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: +1 (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.
Broome-Tioga Workforce New York: +1 (607) 778-2136
STEP-UP program is offered in collaboration by Broome-Tioga Workforce New York, Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the Broome County Urban League to provide young adults ages 18 to 21 the tools they need to succeed in today’s careers.
Offer opportunities in:
- Occupation Training
- Work Experience
- Nationally Recognized Internet & Core Computing Certification (IC3)
- Nationally Recognized Work Readiness Credential
- TASC Preparation Classes
- Literacy Tutoring
- Assistance in Searching for Employment
- Employment Placement
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
There are over 180 students from 45 countries studying at SUNY Broome. Become part of the SUNY Broome Family!
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.