FAQs

  • In addition to the admissions application, you will need to submit an official, signed and sealed high school transcript, or copy of the GED or TASC certificate.

    Herkimer College
    Attn: Admissions
    100 Reservoir Road
    Herkimer, NY 13350

    If you have college credit you would like to transfer to Herkimer College, you must request an official transcript be sent from each college you have attended. An official copy of your transcript will need to be mailed directly to us at:

    Herkimer College
    Attn: Registrar
    100 Reservoir Road
    Herkimer, NY 13350

    Please note: Application processing may take up to two weeks.

  • We accept applications through mid August for the Fall semester, and mid January for the Spring semester.

    Complete our free application

  • No. These are optional, but depending on your score, you may be exempt from the placement exam.

  • If it has been a year or more since you last attended, or if you formally withdrew, please complete a Request to Return. If you have been gone for less than one year, please contact the Advisement Center at (315) 574-4029.

  • If you are a new student and have not yet attended classes, you may email the Admissions Office to change your major. If you are a returning student, or have already registered for classes, please visit the Change Major page.

  • Send your IEP, 504, psycho-educational evaluation, and any applicable medical records to our Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. Please note that high school records are not automatically forwarded without your consent. Send documents to

    Herkimer College
    Attn: Leslie Cornish, 
    100 Reservoir Road
    Herkimer, NY 13350

  • To be accepted into a degree or certificate program at Herkimer College, you must have one of the following:

    • Regents high school diploma from a public or New York State Education registered non-public high school 
    • GED (General Equivalency Diploma) or TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
    • 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.

    Herkimer College does not admit individuals based on a passed test that demonstrates the student’s ability-to-benefit (ATB) for eligible Career Pathways programs.

  • Personal Vehicle

    Bus 

    Greyhound and Adirondack Trailways make stops at Union Station in Utica. Students may opt to take a taxi or the regional bus (Birnie Bus) to the village of Herkimer. The regional bus will drop you off in Downtown Herkimer. Many students opt to take a short cab ride from the drop off location to the college.

    Amtrak

    Union Station in Utica is the nearest train station. Again, students may opt to take a taxi or the regional bus (Birnie Bus) to the village of Herkimer. The regional bus will drop you off in Downtown Herkimer. Many students opt to take a short cab ride from the drop off location to the college.

    Taxi

    Check our listing of local taxi companies.

  • Placement testing in math, writing, and reading comprehension is required of all new full-time students before registering for classes. ACCUPLACER® computerized tests are given for math and reading comprehension.

    Placement Testing Waivers

    The placement test requirement or specific sections of the test may be waived if you meet one of the following criteria:

    • High school average of 88 or above 
    • SAT: 500 minimum on individual sub-tests (reading, writing, and math) 
    • ACT: Composite score of 21 or above 
    • Satisfactory ACCUPLACER® test scores from the past two years 
    • Transfer credit: College level English and/or math, with a grade of C or above 
    • College Now: Completed courses with a grade of C or above.

    You should submit all official test results to the Admissions Office and all official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office at least two weeks in advance to allow for determination of waiver.

    Read more about Placement Testing

  • The full Placement Test takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

  • You simply need to bring a photo ID and know your social security number. No need for pens, pencils or calculators as the test is held online.

  • To determine eligibility, send your IEP, 504, psycho-educational evaluation, and any applicable medical records to our Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities. All documentation must be received one month in advance to allow for review.

    Students requesting alternative testing accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office at (315) 866-0300 x8331 prior to scheduling a Placement Test reservation.

  • A matriculated student has applied for admission and is enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

    Only matriculated students may:

    • Apply for financial aid or scholarships 
    • Be assigned an academic advisor 
    • Earn a degree or certificate
  • Submit an official transcript of your work for evaluation and follow the regular admissions procedure. If you are earning a degree or certificate from Herkimer College, you must successfully complete 30 hours of the total hours required for the degree program and 15 hours of the total required for the certificate program 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.

    Transfer Appeal Process:

    If you do not agree with Herkimer College's decision on the granting or placement of credit that you earned at a prior SUNY institution, you have the right to submit an appeal to the college’s Provost Office.

    Note: You must have a grade of "C" or better in a course for it to be considered for transfer.

    While each campus has a slightly different transfer appeal process, you should be prepared to provide reasonable material to support your case, such as the course description or syllabus in question. The campus transfer representative will explain the process to you and let you know exactly what materials are needed. Once all of the required information is received, you should have a written response within 15 business days. If the decision is unchanged, or you have not received a response in 15 business days, you may take your appeal to the SUNY System Provost by submitting the Student Transfer Appeal Form along with requested materials. The SUNY Provost will respond to your appeal within five business days from receipt of the completed appeal application. If the decision finds merit to change the course to meet a major requirement, the receiving institution will be notified to take appropriate action.