Application Process

Please refer to the Office of Admissions official web page for the current application process at Those who wish to have an interview should contact the Office of Admissions for an appointment. All accepted students will be informed of assessment, advising, and orientation procedures.

Before a student can be considered as an eligible candidate for a degree or certificate, a student must be matriculated. Non- matriculated students may take a full time course load. However, non-matriculated students are strongly recommended to matriculate as programs of study and requirements may change. Admission policies are the same for full- and part-time status.

  • Full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  • Part-time (11.5 credit hours or fewer)

Students may enroll without having definite plans for the future. Academic advisers or Enrollment Specialists offer guidance and support, and they can help select appropriate courses for the first semester. Applicants interested in career planning services may contact the Enrollment Advisement Center for assistance in the career decision-making process.

Students who are working toward a degree or who will be applying for financial aid need to complete the application process described in this Catalog and on the College’s official web page.

Visiting Students 

Visiting students are able to enroll in undergraduate courses as non-degree seeking students. Students of any age can take credit bearing courses as a non-matriculated student at SUNY Corning Community College without pursing an associate degree or certificate. Non-degree students will be registered for course(s) on a space available basis. Non-degree students are ineligible for federal and state financial aid and will pay full tuition rate. Students who wish to register as Visiting Students must complete the Visiting Student Application ( Prerequisites will be waived for Visiting Students and proof of meeting prerequisites is not required.

The Registrar’s office will review and process all Visiting Student applications. Students will be contacted via the email address they provide on their application regarding further information, confirmation of registration, and/or account information. Once registered, the student’s SUNY CCC email address will be considered their official email address and be used to communicate with others at SUNY CCC.