Becoming a General starts with applying in just two easy steps, whether you are entering college for the first time or whether you are a transfer student.
Submit an Application
To apply, you can complete your application through our application, available through My SUNY Sullivan (no cost to applicant) or through the online SUNY application ($50 application fee for applicants). Applications must be complete; incomplete applications are not reviewed. Online applications are preferred for fastest processing, though paper applications are available in our office/by request.
Submit Your Transcript(s)
Students seeking admission to credit programs (degree and certificate programs) must have one of the following:
- A standard high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school or SED registered non-public high
- Completed the substantial equivalent of a four-year high school course of study, as certified by the
Superintendent of Schools or 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; or
- 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); transcripts submitted by the student are not considered official unless they are mailed in a signed, sealed envelope. 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 for all Sullivan County residents, as long as the admissions process is completed.
Effective Fall 2016, non-Sullivan County residents will be required to have a high school average of 65 or higher. Students who have an average less than 65 may apply for admission if they either:
- Possess a high school diploma and
- Scoring 78 or higher on English Regents test and 75 or higher on Math Regents; or
- Scoring on SAT: 480 English and 450 Math; or
- Scoring in ACT: 19 English or 22 composite score
- Pass a TASC/GED exam
Candidates who have been denied admission because they do not meet the GPA requirements listed above 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 candidate should review the College Catalog for a full outline of admissions policies.
We also strongly encourage you to begin applying for financial aid as soon as you start your application in order to ensure you’ll have the aid you need!
Once you are admitted, there are Next Steps to Becoming a General that you’ll also need to complete.