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Application Checklist

It's easy to apply and enroll at Herkimer College.

Step 1:

Fill out our free online application.

Step 2:

Request your high school to mail your official, sealed transcripts, including SAT/ACT scores, if applicable, to Herkimer College's Admissions Office. GED/TASC recipients must submit their certificate with test scores issued by their state Department of Education. This information is required in order to make an admissions decision. Processing may take up to two weeks upon receipt of all required documentation. 


Transfer Students (Admission with Advanced Standing):

Students desiring to transfer to Herkimer College from another accredited college are requested to submit an official transcript of their work to the Admissions Office for evaluation and to follow the regular admissions procedure. Students earning a degree or certificate from Herkimer College must successfully complete, at Herkimer College, 30 hours for the degree and 15 hours for the certificate of the total hours required for the program. Only grades of “C” or better will be considered for transfer credit. Records from other colleges will be evaluated in terms of academic credit applicable to the course offerings at Herkimer College.

In the case, where the transfer of credit(s) is denied and the student wishes to appeal, the college Provost’s Office will review the credits and provide a decision.  The student has the ability to make a second appeal with SUNY System Administration Provost’s Office.   Their decision would be the final decision and no further appeals would be permissible.  More information is available here


Admissions Requirements:

In order to be accepted into a degree or certificate program at Herkimer College, you need to meet the following admissions requirements:

Herkimer County Residents (must meet one of the following)
  • Possess a high school diploma from a public or New York State Education Registered non-public high school 
  • Possess a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) 
  • Completion of the equivalent of a four-year high school course of study (home schooled) under the requirements of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, as certified by the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides.
Applicants Outside Herkimer County (must meet one of the following)
  • Possess a high school diploma from a public or New York State Education Registered non-public high school and have a final, cumulative high school GPA of 68 or higher
  • GED score of 2400 or more 
  • TASC score of 2666 or more
Possible Alternatives For Students Who Do Not Possess The Above Minimum Scores: 

(Must still possess a high school diploma from a public or New York State Education Registered non-public high school or GED/TASC Certificate)

  • Scoring 500 or more on each of the English and Math sections of the SAT or
  • Scoring a 21 or higher composite score on the ACT or
  • Transferring six or more college credits with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA

The College reserves the right to review other admissions criteria for out-of-county students.