An applicant without a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma, or with an IEP diploma may be able to attend C-GCC provided he or she meets the following admissions requirements:
- The applicant must be at least 17 years of age prior to the start of the semester of enrollment.
- The high school class with which the applicant entered ninth grade must have already graduated.
- The applicant must complete the No-Fee C-GCC Application for Admission.
- The applicant must meet with an Admissions Counselor.
Meeting with an admissions counselor allows us to work with each student individually to explain the admissions process, the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma Based on Earned College Credit 24 college credit-hour program, and to answer all questions the student may have regarding his/her transition to higher education.
- Provide official documentation of withdrawal from high school.
Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript indicating the date of withdrawal. An official high school transcript is an original, signed and sealed document that comes directly from your high school to C-GCC.
- Take the placement exam.
The applicant must meet the placement test scores necessary for admission to C-GCC in accordance with our admissions policies. For more information about placement testing, please see our Placement Testing page.
- An applicant that does not hold a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma must earn and have an official high school equivalency diploma transcript on file with C-GCC before the College may grant him or her a degree or certificate.
An applicant may earn his or her high school equivalency diploma via a traditional high school equivalency program offered by various community organizations or via the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma Based on Earned College Credit by earning 24 college credit hours at Columbia-Greene Community College while accepted into and pursuing a degree program.