Admissions Process

Whether you’re interested in graduating and getting your first job, continuing your studies at a four-year college or university, or enhancing your professional skills, SUNY Sullivan could be the perfect fit for you. With over 40 associate degree and certificate programs to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Becoming a SUNY Sullivan General begins with just two easy steps, whether you are entering college for the first time or enrolling at SUNY Sullivan as a transfer student.

Please note that there may be additional steps for special programs and/or specific populations of students.

To apply, you can complete your application through our application, available through My SUNY Sullivan (at no cost to the applicant) or through the online SUNY application. Applications must be complete; incomplete applications are not reviewed. Online applications are preferred and can be processed more quickly, but paper applications are also available in the Admissions office/by request.

Students seeking admission to credit programs (i.e. degree and certificate programs) must have one of the following:

  • A standard high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school or State Education Department (SED) registered non-public high school;
  • Completed the substantial equivalent of a four-year high school course of study, as certified by the Superintendent of Schools or a comparable local chief school administrator;
  • A high school equivalency diploma (TASC/GED);
  • Demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary coursework, defined as any student who is applying for admission and who has received an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
  • Have passed and completed all requirements for the following five NYS Regents Examinations: English, Mathematics, United States History and Government, Science, and Global History and Geography;
  • Approval for Early Admission/High School Dual Enrollment.

All official high school transcripts should list the date of graduation, or when the diploma was received. Transcripts are only considered official if they are submitted by a school official (such as a counselor). Applicants who have obtained a General Education Development (GED) diploma must submit official transcripts from a State Department of Education.

Transfer candidates must also submit all official college transcripts from all institutions attended. More information is available on the Transfer Students page.

All transcripts and documents received become property of the College and will not be copied or transmitted to third parties, except in accordance with state law. Transcripts must be received by the start of orientation, and should be submitted prior to registration for best advisement. We encourage students to submit their most recent transcripts and to submit a final transcript which lists the date of graduation once it is available.


SUNY Sullivan has “open” admissions, as long as the admissions process is completed.

Candidates older than 23 years of age should review the Adult Learners page. Candidates younger than 16 years of age should review the High School Students page.

Candidates who have been denied admission are welcome to submit an Admissions Appeal. Such students should submit an essay explaining why their previous grades were weak, and what they will do differently in college. Students must also have three teachers complete the Admissions Appeal Form on their behalf.

All candidates should review the College Catalog for a full outline of admissions policies.


We strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as you start your application to ensure that you will have the aid you need.

Once you are admitted, there are Next Steps to Becoming a General that you’ll also need to complete.

Admissions Office

Interested in attending SUNY Sullivan but not sure where to begin?

The Admissions Office is here to help. We recruit, counsel, and accept all eligible prospective students from Sullivan County and beyond. We aim to support a rich and rewarding college experience for all students, distributing helpful information to enhance career prospects and academic standing.

Admissions Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Closed Fridays during the Summer)

Saturday-Sunday: Closed
(Closed Fridays during the Summer)

One-Stop Office E Building


Our mission is to provide staff and resources to recruit, counsel and accept all eligible prospective students for SUNY Sullivan enrollment. To support a rich and rewarding college experience for its students. Admissions recruits a diverse student body from both within the Sullivan County Community and beyond. Information regarding SUNY Sullivan’s academic programs, student life and the enrollment process is promoted by Admissions through a variety of means to enhance prospective students’ academic careers and Sullivan County’s workforce.

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