Felony Convictions or Disciplinary Dismissals
The college-wide admissions application form now includes mandatory questions regarding felony convictions and dismissal from college for disciplinary reasons. An affirmative response to either question will not automatically prevent admission, but you will be asked to provide additional information. This information will be reviewed by campus personnel to ensure campus safety. Any falsification or omission of data may result in a denial of admission, or disciplinary action.
A felony in New York State law is a crime for which more than one year in prison may be imposed. The felony question applies if you have been convicted as an adult.
Applicants with previous felony convictions will complete a questionnaire that includes, but is not limited to, personal information, intended program of study, criminal and rehabilitative history. In addition, the following are required: transcripts and records from all previously attended college(s), and a letter of recommendation from the applicant's Probation or Parole Officer or character reference provided by an employer, clergy, professional counselor, etc. if parole/probation is not applicable. Note: all character reference letters must be submitted on letterhead. An interview is also required.
Applications must be received and completed 60 days prior to the start of the semester.
Applicants who have been dismissed from an institution of higher learning for disciplinary (non-academic) reasons must provide transcripts and records from all previously attended college(s), and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of Students or an administrative official from the institution. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.