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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Special Programs

Honors Program

SUNY Delhi's Presidential Scholars Program recognizes the achievement of local students and assists them in pursuit of their college education. This honors program ensures that a limited number of students from Delaware and Otsego Counties with strong academic credentials may attend the College tuition free.*

The College solicits nominations for the Presidential Scholars Program from high school superintendents within Otsego and Delaware Counties. These nominations are based on the criteria set for the program. Eligible students must rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, earn a Regents diploma with a minimum average of 90 percent, and are required to submit a 350- to 500-word essay highlighting their extracurricular achievements.

The Presidential Scholars Program is designed for students who seek a greater academic challenge given their ability and personal motivation. Qualified students are challenged through specially designed honors courses in the humanities and social sciences. These courses offer an enriched learning environment of seminar-style courses that emphasize critical thinking and independent research.

This scholarship is good for two years provided students maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3.

*(Scholarships are awarded for that portion of tuition not covered by other forms of financial aid.)

Weekend College

SUNY Delhi has introduced Weekend College, an academic service that allows adult students to have a career and go to college. Programs in Nursing offer unique opportunities for adults to pursue a hands-on, professional education with minimal disruption to career and family. The Weekend Option is available to Licensed Practical Nurses who desire an associate's degree in Nursing.

Classes are identical in content and level to those offered during the regular semester, except that the schedule is accelerated to meet the needs of focused, mature students with busy lives. Each semester runs seven or eight weekends (every other weekend), plus finals weekend. Each weekend is equivalent to two weeks of classes. There are several independent assignments that are required in addition to the weekend classes and clinical.

Weekend College students are provided many services, including optional per-night accommodations in a residence hall, special group study rooms, a variety of meal plans, and extended library and computer center hours.

How to Apply

Weekend College students should use the SUNY application form and apply for admission to the Nursing program. Under "college choice," indicate "special campus project WKEND."

Partnership for Nursing Opportunities

SUNY Delhi, Hartwick College, and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown have joined forces to provide attractive and affordable paths to both associate's and baccalaureate degrees in nursing, as well as employment with a major regional healthcare provider. The program is sequential and begins with entrance in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Delhi. After completing the first year of study, attaining a certificate in Practical Nursing, and passing the LPN exam, a student is eligible for employment at Bassett Healthcare. The student can then work full time and continue on through a specially designed educational program that will lead first to an Associate Degree in Nursing from Delhi and then to a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Hartwick College. Special financial aid is available to program participants. For additional information, contact Delhi's Enrollment Services Office at 1-800-96-DELHI.


The Catskill Outdoor Education Corps is an AmeriCorps project sponsored by SUNY Delhi. The project provides benefits to Northern Catskill Mountain communities through the development and maintenance of outdoor education facilities such as trails, parks, wildlife areas, gardens, campsites, etc. Corps members also plant trees, build stone walls, stabilize shorelines, lead hikes, and help in teaching kayaking, fly fishing, ski touring, backpacking, snowshoeing, and environmental education. Each member provides 40 hours per week of community service and receives approximately five hours of training per week. Corps members receive a stipend, room and board, and educational benefits. The program is located in Thurston Hall and can be contacted at 607-746-4051.

Excelsior University

Delhi cooperates with the Excelsior University (formerly Regents College) network. Excelsior University is a fully accredited, non-traditional baccalaureate program offered by the State University of New York. Some members of Delhi's faculty are trained to assist students in pursuit of both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Liberal Studies, Nursing, or Technologies. Designed for self-motivated learners, Excelsior University offers an educational option that meets the needs of many individuals.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08