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Admissions Checklist

This page is a checklist of everything you need to do to get admitted to CCC. You might want to print this page and take it along with you as a reference.
Please note: if you have already attended CCC as part of a degree program, please complete this re-entry form rather than reapplying.

Clinton Community College - A member of the State University of New York

checkmark Application for Admission:
There are several ways to apply:
Apply on-line free through this web page.


Complete the Clinton Community College Application. Click here to download the application in a .pdf format:


Apply using the State University of New York (SUNY APC) application. This application will cost you $40.00. You can get this application at your high school's Guidance Office. If you are applying to more than one SUNY campus, you may want to use this application as you can apply to 4 separate SUNY colleges using one form. If you use the SUNY Application, it will first be sent to the Application Processing Center in Albany and the Admissions Office will be notified of your interest approximately three weeks after it is received by the Application Processing Center. If you are still enrolled in high school, you should bring the completed application to your high school guidance counselor. The Guidance Office will attach your transcript and mail the application to the SUNY Application Processing Center.
High School Transcript / GED
High school graduates must request that official copies of their high school transcripts be mailed to the Clinton Community College Office of Admissions.  Faxed transcripts are not official.  GED recipients must provide a copy of the GED Score Report.
AP Scores
High school graduates awarded AP credit must request an official College Board AP Score Report be mailed to the Clinton Community College Office of Admissions. 

College Transcript(s)
Applicants must request that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges be mailed to the Clinton Community College Office of Admissions. This includes all courses taken at the college level during high school (CAP, etc.).  Faxed transcripts are not official. 

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The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) should be completed as soon as possible. Students do not need to be accepted in order to apply for financial aid. You can complete the FAFSA online for faster filing. If you have questions please contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-562-4125.
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As of Fall 2018, Clinton no longer offers on campus housing. There are many great options for local, off-campus student housing. For more information, click here to visit the campus life page, or contact the Director of Campus Life at 518-562-4381.

Placement Testing
Placement Tests are used to determine the level of study to be pursued during the first semester. Placement testing in English and Math is required for new students. Accepted full-time students will be notified of placement test dates once the College receives their tuition deposit or intent to enroll card. Part-time students schedule testing through the Counseling & Advisement Office at 518-562-4199.   Students may want to review our English Study Guide and Math Study Guide.

Students may be exempted from sections of placement testing if they have:

SAT English – 500 or above on the Reading and Writing (old SAT) or 560 or above
on the English section and sub scores of 34 or above on the Reading
and Writing sections (new SAT - after March, 2016).

ACT English – 21 or above on the Reading and English sections (old ACT)
31 or above on the Reading and 10 or above on the Writing section (new ACT – after September, 2016).

SAT Math – 500 or above (old SAT) or
530 or above (new SAT - after March, 2016).

ACT Math – 20 or above on the Math section
Scored 80 or above on the NYS Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents, NYS Math B Regents (NYS Regents Course III).

checkmark Immunization Records

New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 require that all students attending college and universities, who were born on or after January 1, 1957, and are registered for 6 or more credit hours, submit documentation of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).    

In addition, students meeting the above criteria must complete the Meningitis Information Response Form.  Please note that it is NOT mandatory to get the meningitis shot, but NYS Law requires that each student complete this form and submit it to the Health Office.

Students enrolled in distance learning classes only, and not attending classes on campus, will be exempt from providing immunization records.

Documentation may be:

  • Faxed to the Health Office at (518) 562-4197
  • Mailed to the CCC Health Office,136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Emailed to Sandra.Marland
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After being accepted, full-time freshman will receive a schedule of upcoming dates for our Registration programs.  Transfer students will be contacted by the Counseling & Advisement Office to schedule a registration appointment.
Part-time student academic guidance is provided by the Counseling and Advisement Office in Room 142 Moore (Main) Building. When you plan to register for classes please call 518-562-4199 and arrange for an appointment.
checkmark Certificate of Residency for New York State Residents
To qualify for resident tuition fees, a student is required by law to present once each academic year, no earlier than 60 days prior to registration, a Certificate of Residency indicating that he/she has been a legal resident of the State of New York for one year and of the county in which he/she resides for six months. The application must be completed, notarized and presented to the County Treasurer of the county in which the student resides.  To print or download the Certificate of Residency form and locate your County Treasurer, for counties that require you use their application, click here Certificate of Residency.  The County Treasurer will then issue the Certificate of Residence to the student, which must be forwarded to our Bursar's Office.
checkmark Students With Disabilities
Contact the Learning Resource Specialist at 518-562-4252. Your status will affect how your placement testing is administered, and what accommodations you will receive.