Simple steps to apply and enroll.
Step 1: Be sure you meet one of the following requirements.
- Regents or local high school diploma from a public or New York State Education registered non-public high school
- High school diploma from state other than New York approved by the New York State Education Department
- GED (General Equivalency Diploma), TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
- Equivalent of a four-year high school course of study (homeschooled) 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
- If you haven't completed one of the options above, contact the admissions office and we will discuss taking the ability to benefit test and 24-credit hour program.
Step 2: Complete our free online application.
Your future is at your fingertips! We make the application process streamlined and simple. Because we believe nothing should stand in the way of your goals.
Step 3: Request your transcripts.
Have your high school send your official, signed and sealed transcripts to Herkimer College’s Admissions Office.
Transfer students (admission with advanced standing)
Send an official transcript of your work to the Admissions Office for evaluation and to follow the regular admissions procedure. To earn a degree or certificate from Herkimer College, you must successfully complete 30 of the total hours for the degree and 15 of the total hours for the certificate at Herkimer College. 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.
If transfer of credits is denied and you would like to appeal, the college Provost’s Office will review the credits and provide a decision. You may make a second appeal with SUNY System Administration Provost’s Office. Their decision is final and no further appeals would be permissible.