Admissions FAQ

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I am a high school junior and want to complete my senior year at CCC. What do I need to do?

It is imperative that high school juniors considering early admission are academically and socially prepared for the challenges of college. You must discuss this with your high school guidance counselor, receive written approval from the guidance counselor or high school principal, and receive satisfactory scores on ability-to-benefit testing. There is a formal process for students to be considered. Every early application is reviewed by the Director of Admissions who makes the final admission decision.

High school students who enroll at CCC while completing requirements for their high school diploma are not eligible for any federal aid, including student loans. They may apply for New York State TAP awards if they enroll full-time and successfully complete ability-to-benefit testing.

Do I have to apply if I have attended CCC before?

Yes. You need to file a readmission application (no fee) if you are coming back full-time or if you previously graduated from a degree program and are returning part-time for a new degree.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, each semester there are are deadlines for full or part-time students. Please call 607-962-9151 for specific dates. Transfer students and returning CCC students may register and be accepted up to the final registration period. However, we cannot guarantee class availability. We strongly recommend that you do not delay in submitting your application and requesting transcripts. Transfer students will not receive a registration appointment until your transfer credit has been evaluated. Any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@corning-cc.edu or 607-962-9151.

When may I register for classes?

Once you have been admitted you will receive your acceptance letter. The letter will include a phone number to call to make an appointment for assessment testing, advising, and registration. An advisor will work with you to help you choose courses, so there's no need to worry about making those decisions on your own.

How do I apply?

The application process is easy. Simply fill out our online application for admission (or print and return) and have the high school and any colleges you have attended mail us official transcripts. If you have a GED, please provide us with a copy of your GED diploma or scores. You may stop by the Admissions Office, or call us at 607-962-9151 or 1-800-358-7171 for assistance.

Will CCC accept my transfer credits?

We will accept most transfer credits with a grade of C or higher if they fit into the program of study in which you plan to enroll while at CCC. Previous credit must have been granted at an accredited degree-granting institution. See our Transfer Credit Guide for details.

Will other colleges accept my CCC credits?

Colleges typically accept CCC credits, provided the credits fit into your intended program of study and you receive the minimum acceptable grade for the institution. Every college has its own requirements and the final decision on transfer credit acceptance is made by the institution to which you transfer. Our advisors will help you navigate the transfer process every step of the way.

If I am accepted for the fall semester, but decide to take summer courses, will financial aid be available?

If you have been accepted for the fall semester, you may be eligible for financial aid for the previous summer session (i.e. If you are accepted for Fall 2014, you may be eligible for Summer 2014 financial aid.).

I have questions about my financial needs.

Please contact Student Administrative Services at 607-962-9875 with any questions pertaining to your eligibility for financial assistance. They will be happy to help you. If you are a newly admitted student, Financial Aid offers group sessions to assist with the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).

I have a physical and/or learning disability. Can Corning Community College accommodate me?

Student Disability Services office will make every effort to assure that you receive reasonable accommodation for your needs if you notify them of your documented disability. Corning Community College has an extensive network of support services and people who are committed to working with students with special needs. Also, Corning Community College is required to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

For more information, please call the Student Disability Services office at 607-962-9262. They will work with you in deciding how CCC can meet your needs.

Will Corning Community College keep my personal information confidential?

Corning Community College adheres to its legal responsibility to enforce The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This federal law provides protections of your academic records, guarantees you access to your records, and requires written permission to have your records released.

I struggled with math in high school and I’m not sure whether I can do college level math. Can CCC help me?

After you have received a letter of acceptance, you will be asked to take a placement test for math and English. Your scores will determine your skill level. We will place you in courses at the appropriate skill level. If you need developmental course work, that is where you will be placed. We have a Math Learning Center as well as a Writing Center for tutoring and assistance outside of the classroom.

Keep in mind that Corning Community College has an extensive support network, and there are many people who are willing and able to assist you. Just ask, and you can be directed to the services you require.

How will I know which classes to choose? Will someone help me?

All new students will initially register with an advisor. All admitted students are assigned a faculty advisor who can help you with questions or concerns once school starts. Also, the Advising and Counseling staff are available to assist you.

Do you have a child care center?

Child Care Center and the cost of childcare is based on your income. For more information you may call the center at 607-962-9341.

I want to go to CCC, but I don’t have a car. Is there any public transportation?

Bus service to the main campus is provided by several local companies. Details are also available at CCC’s Activities Office at 607-962-9245, or contact your local bus company directly.

I want to earn my degree in a technology program, but I do not want to take math or English. Is this possible?

Based on assessment, you may need to successfully complete ENGL 0990 (Intermediate Writing Skills) and MATH 0960 (Basic Math Skills), to fulfill the graduation requirement.

Alternatively, you may need to demonstrate the writing skills necessary to enter ENGL 1010 (College Composition I), and the math skills necessary to enter MATH1015 (Elementary Algebra), depending on your desired program. Keep in mind, CCC offers tutoring and has on-campus learning centers staffed with knowledgeable and helpful people who are ready to assist you in meeting your goals.