Admissions

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What are the admissions requirements for my program of study?

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Entrance requirements vary by program. To check the entrance requirements for your program, see that program's page. full list of programs

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How do I apply?

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New students will need to fill out the SUNY application. The SUNY application is available at www.suny.edu . In order to consider your application for admission, we require an official high school transcript. Students who have completed college-level coursework should also supply official college transcripts. In some cases there may be additional information needed. To check on the status of your application, you can log in to the secure area of BannerWeb.

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How old is the school?

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The school had its beginning in 1908 as the State School of Agriculture. It was incorporated into the State University of New York in 1948. However, most of the buildings have been constructed since 1960.

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Is there a job placement service for graduates?

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The Career Development Office helps students develop cover letters and resumes. Mock interview sessions are offered that can be taped for later review. The office also provides job listings in specific curriculums. The staff contacts employers and helps place students in jobs. Lists of starting salaries are available. Alumni are also welcome to use the services.

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What counseling/tutorial services are available to students?

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Counseling is provided in Health and Wellness Services, located in TA Parish Hall, where students can go for help with academic stress, college adjustments, relationship conflict, drinking, drug abuse, depression, suicide, and adult problems. Both individual and group sessions are available. All counseling provided is strictly confidential.

The Student Success Center, located in the Student Development Center, provides students with peer tutoring services. These tutors meet with the student when it is mutually convenient. The peer tutors are students who have previously completed the course with a B average or better. Professional tutors are also available.

The Student Success Center assists both learning and physically disabled students. The staff can provide Braille books, taped books, and readers. Additional materials are available for deaf students.

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How many academic programs are there?

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Alfred State offers more than 70 academic programs at the baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels. They fall within the areas of Arts and Sciences, Applied Technology, and Management and Engineering Technology.

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Does Alfred State College allow cross registration at any other colleges?

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Yes, full-time, matriculated students can cross register for courses at certain participating colleges for courses not available at Alfred State College. Cross registration is only allowed for the fall and spring semesters. Tuition is not assessed but students must pay any fees required by the visited school.

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What do I do if I feel that I am familiar with the course material for a particular class and do not wish to take it?

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This is called challenging a course and you must be a matriculated student in order to do so. If you have already earned a grade in the particular course or are currently registered in the course, you cannot challenge it. You can see if a course can be challenged by contacting the department chair of that particular academic area. If they agree to process the challenge, you must take and pass an exam.  Various fees will apply.

Once I have been accepted, how will I know what classes are offered, and how will I register for classes?

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All new and transfer students for fall semester will register for their classes during summer orientation. New students for the spring semester as well as all re-admit students will receive information in their acceptance packets on how to register for classes.

What are housing costs?

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The room cost is based on the type (standard double, single, or townhouse) and/or size (small, large, or double single) of room. Each residential student is required to get a meal plan which should be figured in when you're doing your budget.

For more information, call 1-800-4-ALFRED and ask to speak to the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

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