Columbia-Greene is a smart and affordable way to get a great education. International students should please note that our campus does not have dormitories or public transportation options, so students will need to secure their own housing and car.
There are many ways to learn about our campus! Schedule a visit with us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518.697.6500. Or, join us at one of our Admissions Online Information Sessions by registering HERE. If you can’t make it to us, we can come to your workplace or other public space. Let us know what works best for you!
After you apply to C-GCC by completing a free application, these are your next steps to enrollment:
Submit a High School or Secondary School Transcript
Please arrange to have an official transcript sent to the C-GCC Admissions Office. Official high school transcripts are original or officially certified copies signed and sealed documents that are sent directly from a college, university, or post-secondary school to C-GCC in a sealed envelope.
Students must have their transcripts evaluated and translated into English by an approved evaluation service company (NACES).Information regarding the equivalent educational level obtained in the American educational system (high school, college, etc.). The cost of this evaluation is incumbent upon the student. Some examples of an approved evaluation service company are SpanTran (SpanTran Application for Columbia-Greene CC) and WES, but not limited to these only two companies. An official copy of the evaluation must be sent directly to C-GCC from the evaluator/evaluation agency.
2. Submit College or University Transcripts (if applicable)
If you have ever attended another college or university (in ANY country) please arrange to have an official transcript sent to the C-GCC Admissions Office. Official college transcripts are original or officially certified copies signed and sealed documents that are sent directly from a college, university or post-secondary school to C-GCC.
Students must have their transcripts evaluated and translated into English with information regarding the equivalent educational level obtained in the American educational system (high school, college, etc.). The cost of this evaluation is incumbent upon the student. An official copy of the evaluation must be sent directly to C-GCC from the evaluator/evaluation agency.
3. Foreign Student Financial Statement
Please complete the SUNY financial statement and also arrange to have original or officially notarized/certified bank statements or income verification documents which show evidence of sufficient financial support ($24,884 US) for one academic year sent to the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management. Please be aware that the same amount will be needed for the second year of study. Financial Aid and/or scholarships are NOT available to international students.
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you retain a notarized/certified copy of the financial documentation to present to the U.S. Immigration Official at the U.S. Embassy in your country when applying for a student visa.
4. Determining English Proficiency
Columbia-Greene Community College does not have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Therefore, English proficiency is required for acceptance to the college. Each applicant must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and receive a minimum score of 575 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test, or 89 on the internet-based test. An official score report must be sent to the Admissions Office. For more information, please go to www.toefl.com.
A TOEFL score report is required for ALL international students. The SUNY English Proficiency Report does replace the TOEFL examination that all international students are required to take. Students may also be required to take our college placement test in reading, writing and math upon arrival to the United States.
IELTS scores will be acceptable as well but a score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS with no sub scores lower than a 6.0 will be reviewed.
5. Secure Your Local Housing
Columbia-Greene Community College does NOT have residential facilities or approved housing.
6. Find Local Transportation
There is no public transportation in the college vicinity. It is necessary to obtain transportation (purchase a car) in order to get to and from school.
7. Pay Tuition and Fees
All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Certain majors have additional admissions requirements. Please check the college catalog for major specific admissions requirements.
Get started by completing an easy-to-use 15-minute career exploration survey, Focus2 Career, that uses your interests and values to explore careers and majors at Columbia-Greene. Create your own, free Focus2 Career account HERE. After using the Focus2 Career tool, schedule a meeting with an Admissions counselor to understand how to kick-start your education and career goals. Contact Admissions today at email@example.com or 518.697.6500.
Columbia-Greene understands that adult students like you have work experience that relates to your education. Want to apply for credit toward your degree or certificate programs? You’ll find the downloadable Prior Learning Assessment formHERE.
Students will be charged an assessment fee of $30.00 per semester hour awarded and credit will not be applied until fees are paid in full.
Process for Petition:
Students wishing to be considered for life experience credit are required to submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
- Complete the top portion of the downloadable Petition of Life Experience.
- Provide necessary documentation (samples of work, certificates, licenses etc.) to support evidence of learning course materials.
- Submit petition and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions by email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (Office of Admissions, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534)
The process can take up to 30 days to review. For questions on your petition, please contact the Office of Admissions at 518-828-4181 ext. 3427 or email@example.com.