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Application Requirements

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is a College of the State University of New York and provides college level education to students from a variety of educational backgrounds. Admission to Fulton-Montgomery Community College is determined without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation of the applicant.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Office of Admission offers prospective students with support throughout the admission process. The Admissions Office is responsible for providing initial, relevant information about academic opportunities at the College. Students interested in pursuing academic studies may contact the office to receive applications for admission, degree program information, or meet with an Admissions representative to discuss academic goals.

General Admission Requirements

Admission to Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s degree and certificate programs, with the exception of the General Education Certificate (0985), is open to any individual who has met one of the following criteria:

Possession of a High School Diploma from an accredited school as evidenced by an official high school transcript showing the graduation date.

General Equivalency Diploma (GED). A copy of the GED diploma and/or transcript will be acceptable for admission.

A letter from the Superintendent of Schools documenting equivalency of instruction to a high school program. This refers to home-schooled students. Please refer to section below titled “Home Schooled Students”.

Possession of a previous college degree as evidenced by an official college transcript from a regionally accredited college or university or any institution in NYS authorized by the Board of Regents to confer degrees.

Completion of 24 semester hours of college course work consisting of six (6) credits in English/Language Arts, three (3) credits in Mathematics, three (3) credits in Natural Sciences, three (3) credits in Social Sciences, three (3) credits in Humanities, and six (6) credits in courses within a registered program of study. Submission of an official college transcript will be acceptable.

Successful completion with passing scores as defined by the Commissioner of Education of the following five Regents examinations or approved alternative assessments for these examinations: the Regents Comprehensive Examination in English, the Regents Examination in Mathematics, the Regents Examination in United States History and Government, a Regents Examination in Science, and the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography.

Applicants who have not obtained a high school diploma, a General Equivalency Diploma, or who have not met one of the above stated criteria may be admitted in our General Education Certificate Program (0985). See “Non-High School Graduates” section for further details.

Applicants for admission must select a desired degree or certificate program of study. Students who are uncertain of which degree or certificate to pursue may meet with an academic advisor to discuss options.

Applicants must complete a COMPASS (computerized assessment) placement test prior to scheduling classes to determine course placement. Transfer students who have met certain academic criteria may receive a waiver for the COMPASS test, based on prior course work at the college level.

Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission.

Admission Regarding Home Schooled Students

Home-schooled students are welcome to apply for admission to FMCC. Proof of high school completion or equivalency may come in the following forms

Official transcript from an accredited home school institution.

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools stating that the student’s home school program is substantially equivalent to a four-year high school program pursuant to the requirements of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

If a home-schooled student has not met the above stated criteria, he or she may be considered for admission to study in the General Education Certificate program (0985), if his/her high school class has graduated. Students in this situation will be required to take the Ability to Benefit (ATB) examination to be considered for State funded financial aid.

The General Education Certificate 0985 program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid including, but not limited to; Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Student Loan Program and Federal Veteran Educational benefits.  For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (518) 762-4651 extension 7-8201.

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP): College in the High School

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP), sometimes referred to as the College in the High School Program, consists of college level courses taught to qualified high school students at off-campus locations, typically at area high schools. Please contact your high school guidance counselor for admission criteria.

Non-High School Graduates – General Education Certificate Program

Fulton-Montgomery Community College has developed a program of study for the student whose high school class has graduated, and does not possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Students meeting this criteria can apply to attend the College in the General Education Certificate Program (0985).

The General Education Certificate 0985 program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid including, but not limited to; Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Student Loan Program and Federal Veteran Educational benefits.  For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at (518) 762-4651 extension 7-8201.

The General Education Certificate consists of 28 credit hours of study, the student will work closely with an academic advisor in an effort to complete the specific college credits required to apply for the GED through the FMCC Registrar’s Office. A nonrefundable $10.00 processing fee must accompany all applications mailed to the High School Equivalency Program office. Candidates who meet all requirements and who have earned the required credits (as certified by the registrar of the institution where the credits were earned) will receive a diploma and an official transcript certifying that they were awarded the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma Based on Earned College Credit. These credits, once earned, and once the GED has been granted, may then be applied to a degree or certificate program.

Students who wish to enter this program of study must take an Ability to Benefit (ATB) examination to determine if, in the judgment of the College, the student has a reasonable chance of succeeding in college-level coursework. Successful completion of the Ability to Benefit examination will also determine if the applicant will be eligible to receive State funded financial aid.

Students who have or will be graduating with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) diploma must apply to the General Education Certificate Program.

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