College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Enrollment Information


Admission to SUNY Delhi is based on an applicant's academic qualifications, and is made without regard to the race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, or disability of an individual. Admission will be offered to qualified applicants whose academic preparation and experience indicate that there is a reasonable chance for success in their chosen curricula.

Applications are received on a rolling basis; however, students are encouraged to apply early, particularly to popular programs of study such as Nursing, Applied Technologies, and Veterinary Science Technology. Students are admitted to specific curricula, and admission varies according to available space.

The credentials of each applicant are evaluated on an individual basis based on academic standards set by theCollege faculty. Candidates are encouraged to include as many college-preparatory courses as possible in their high school program. Applicants with strong academic backgrounds have an advantage over those who have completed less rigorous high school programs, particularly where the number of applicants for programs exceeds the available space.

Any deliberate falsification or omission of academic data by a student may result in a denial of admission, revocation of acceptance, or administrative dismissal from the College.



Admission Interviews

Prospective students and their families areencouraged to visit the campus to discuss college plans with an admissions counselor. This interview provides an opportunity to discuss academic majorand career choices, college life, and financial aid. TheAdmissions Office makes appointments for visits and tours Monday through Friday.


Early Admission Program

Early admission may be granted to an applicant who has completed the junior year of high school and who is recommended for college by the principal or a counselor. A contract detailing specific arrangements for completing the requirements for high school graduation must be made among the student, the high school principal, and the SUNY Delhi Director of Admissions. For further information, contact theAdmissions Office. Arrangements for this contract are the responsibility of the applicant.


Non-Matriculated Students

Non-matriculated simply means that a student has not been formally admitted to a degree or certificate program, but is enrolled in credit-bearing courses. Non-matriculated students should, at a minimum, have completed their junior year of high school.For further information, contact theSUNY Delhi Registrar's Office.

Students interested in non-credit courses or workshops, should contact the Outreach and Workforce Development office.



Application Process

All students who have had a break in time during their studies at SUNY Delhi, who did not request an official leave, must petition to return:

  • The Petition for Readmission must be received by the Office of Admissions at least one month before the proposed date of readmission. The Petition for Readmission may be found at /prospective_students/readmission.php
  • A $40 non-refundable fee is required prior to processing this Petition for Readmission. Please make check or money order payable to: SUNY Delhi.
  • A copy of all additional official college or academic transcripts are required for all colleges attended, regardless if you received credit or not.
    Send all required documentation to:
    SUNY Delhi Admissions
    454 Delhi Drive
    Delhi, NY 13753-4454
    Fax: 607-746-4104

Academically Dismissed Students

  • Students academically dismissed in the fall must wait until the following fall to return. Those dismissed in the spring semester may return the following fall semester.
  • Completing the required course work does not guarantee readmission.
  • No decision will be made on your application until you have completed the required minimum of six academic credit hours with a "C" or better and an official college transcript has been received.
  • You must contact your former advisor, the dean of the division, or the department chairperson to discuss which courses you should take for the above mentioned six credit hours.
  • You should also discuss which semester (fall or spring) would be more appropriate for your circumstances.
  • Preference will be given to those students who successfully complete courses that apply directly to their course of study.
  • You should consider retaking courses that you failed, to improve your overall GPA.
  • Your previous academic performance may adversely affect your eligibility for financial aid.
  • Call the Student Financial Services office at 607-746-4570 to discuss your eligibility.
  • Scheduling of courses will be completed by the division/department.
  • Due to increased enrollment, many courses may not be available.

Completing the required course work does not guarantee readmission. Decisions on readmit applicants are made by the Director of Admissions in conjunction with the Dean and/or chairperson of the division or department, and Student Life.

Voluntarily Withdrawn Students

If a student filed a leave of absence, the student must notify the office of Health and Counseling Services of his/her decision to return to college, no later than two weeks prior to the start of classes.

All other students who seek to be reinstated into the college following voluntary withdrawal (this does not include academic dismissal) may petition for readmission.

The Petition for Readmission must be approved by the Director of Admissions in consultation with the department chair or division dean, the Vice President for Student Life and the Bursar.

Fewer than five years since enrollment:

A student who reenters the college within a five year period will be held to the course and graduation requirements of either the current catalog or the catalog that was in effect on the date of his/her initial matriculation. If, during the five year period, course and/or program changes were instituted to assist students seeking licensing in a particular area of study, these changes become part of the graduation requirement.

More than five years since enrollment:

A student who reenters the institution after a five year period shall be required to meet all course and graduation requirements of the catalog in place as of the readmission date.




Applicants who have previously completed college-level course work after high schoolgraduationwill be considered transfer students.

In addition to the application process, transfer applicants must request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, whichmust be submitted directly from those colleges to the Admissions Office at SUNY Delhi. When requesting official college transcripts, please also request the General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) to be sent along with your transcript.

  • A maximum of half of the totalrequired credit hourswill be accepted from other colleges for an associate degree or bachelor program.
  • Courses completed at another institution transfer only as credit; letter grades and quality points do not transfer.
  • Transfer students must complete all specified degree requirements.

See the "Academic Policies" section of this catalog for further information about transfer credit.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

SUNY Delhi accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the College Entrance Examination Board's Advanced Placement Examination (AP), Regents College Examinations, and the Armed Forces. Applicants must submit official transcripts and/or other official documentation.

Transfer courses completed 10 years prior to a student's anticipated matriculation date must be reviewed by a Division Dean. The Dean will review the course work to ensure course relevance and applicability to their chosen program.

Transfer credit evaluations are provided after a student has been accepted to the College.

  • College-level course work that is applicable to SUNY Delhi's major requirements can be transferred to the college, but grades and grade points cannot be transferred. Credit will be given for courses completed with a grade of "C" or higher (a C- is not transferable). SUNY Delhi will award college credit based on test scores in the following: Advanced Placement (AP) program, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
  • Only course work completed at institutions that are fully accredited will be considered for possible transfer credit toward SUNY Delhi degree requirements.
  • All transfer credit will remain tentative until official, final college transcripts and score reports for college level examinations (AP, CLEP, IB, etc.) are received and reviewed by the Office of Admissions.
  • Entering freshmen who complete college level course work while in high school must submit official transcripts or score results for credit evaluation prior to the beginning of the semester they first enroll.Credits will be reflected on the student's initial evaluation during academic advisement.

Members of the Armed Forces may be eligible for additional transfer credit hours (PE and First Aid).

See the "Academic Policies" section of this catalog for further information about transfer credit.


Veterans Services

SUNY Delhi recognizes the sacrifice of those who serve our country. If you are a veteran, an active duty service member, a member of National Guard, a Reservist, or a dependent, you may be eligible for Veterans' Educational Benefits to help you achieve a great education. We know how cumbersome the road can be when starting an educational career in higher education and we want to assist you in this process.

The mission of the Veteran's Office is to provide a caring, supportive environment for veterans and their dependents, and to help them with the services they need to receive V.A. benefits to enroll and achieve their education goals at SUNY Delhi. The Veterans Affairs Office is a liaison between the veteran or dependent and the Veterans' Administration, and is equipped to assist you with the appropriate resources to process your claim for educational benefits as well as with any questions you have regarding those benefits. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Office of Veteran's Affairs for any inquiry. We are here for you!

Armed Forces Credit

  • Some training courses provided by the Armed Forces may be the equivalent of college courses, and transfer credit may be obtained. Where courses, service-school experience, or subject-matter exams are applicable to a curriculum, credit will be determined using the American Council on Education publication Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.

Services Members Opportunity Colleges

  • Delhi is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and Service Members Opportunity Colleges Associate's Degree (SOCAD) program. The College is part of a consortium of national higher education institutions which function in cooperation with the Department of Defense, the Military Services, and the Coast Guard to help meet the voluntary higher education needs of service members and their dependents.

Concurrent Admissions Program (CON AP)

The Concurrent Admissions Program (CON AP) is conducted by colleges and universities that are members of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Concurrent with their enlistment in the Army, new soldiers are encouraged to apply for admission to SUNY Delhi. Upon meeting satisfactory criteria for full or provisional admission, soldiers will be allowed to defer admission until completion of military service.

After completing a two-, three- or four-year enlistment, the new veteran will be encouraged to enroll at Delhi. This program also applies to soldiers enlisting in the Army Reserve.

Those interested in the CON AP program are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office.



MS Nursing Education Online Program:

Applicants must apply online at click Find Your Major; choose Nursing Education - MS Online for application guidelines, deadlines, application fees and deposits, and to file an application.


All Undergraduate programs:

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

1. Complete a SUNY application form at

2. Pay the $50 non-refundable SUNY Application Fee or follow the procedures to request a fee waiver.

3. Send the required documentation below to: SUNY Delhi Admissions, 454 Delhi Drive, Delhi, NY 13753 FAX: 607.746.4104

Required documentation:

  • Official copy of high school transcript (include all NYS Regents scores if applicable) OR High School Equivalency Exam (TASC/GED).
  • Official copy of final high school transcript (after graduation)
  • Official college transcript from each college attended (transfers & students with college credits)
  • Transfer applicants and applicants that have had a break longer than six months in education (from high school to college) are required to complete a Supplemental Information Form (
  • SAT, ACT, personal essays, and letters of recommendations are NOT required but are recommended to submit as a supplement to the application..

4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Students may file for financial aid after October 1.

InternationalStudent Applicants

Applicants who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents of the United States will require a non-immigrant visa for study and mustcomplete aninternational student application online at The fee is $50.00 USD. The quickest and most efficient way to pay the application fee is with a credit card online.

Required documents for Admission Review:

Submit the documents listed below directly to SUNY Delhi. (NOTE: All transcripts must be official and received via postal mail; other documents may be emailed.)

Postal address for transcripts:

SUNY Delhi Enrollment Services
Attn: Claire Hawthorne
454 Delhi Drive
Delhi, NY 13753

Email address for other documents:

Official copies of all academic transcripts, accompanied by a translation if the originals are not in English. Please note that each international student must have the equivalent of a United States high school diploma. These records must be in English.

Official College Transcripts. Applicants that attended a college or university must arrange to have official transcripts forwarded directly to the Enrollment Services Office. Any transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be in English and evaluated by a Credential Evaluation Service, such as World Education Services.

Non-Native English Speaking Applicants must submit scores from a TOEFL examination and/or IELTS Examination.

Autobiographical Essay in English. Topics can include: why you are applying for study in the United States, reasons for selecting the field of study chosen, work experience relevant to you field of study, the explanation for any extended interruption in your school attendance, special interests and abilities you have, plans for further study and/or employment after completion of your first degree, family background, etc. The essay should be no longer than 2 pages.

A copy of the biography page of your passport. This is the page that includes complete legal name, country of citizenship and photograph.

I-20 forms will be sent only after a student has been accepted by the College and has made the tuition and housing deposit.

Financial Evaluation Process

The financial evaluation process relates to issuance of the Form 1-20, which occurs after the student has been accepted. Please note that admission's decisions are not based upon immigration status. Once you are accepted, you will need a Form I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 Student Visa. In order for SUNY Delhi to issue a Form I-20 after acceptance, a tuition and housing deposit of $150 USD must be paid to the college.

We require the following documents for the financial evaluation process. These documents must be dated nine months or less prior to the date of the semester you are attending and can be sent directly to the Enrollment Services Office at SUNY Delhi:

  1. Foreign Financial Statement (FSA-4)
  2. An official bank statement proving funding for one full academic year. The bank statement must come from the student, his or her parent(s), or a sponsor. The balance must be converted to US dollars.



Home-schooled students residing in New York State must provide documentation of successful completion of the high school home school program as required by the New York State Department of Education. Home-schooled students residing outside of New York State must provide documentation of successful completion of the high school home school program as required by their state of residence.
This can be done by:

  • Providing an official letter of completion of all high school requirements signed by the home district superintendent (or designee).
  • New York Residents: Providing the official score report of the TASC (GED Exam).
  • Non New York Residents: Providing the official score report of a High School Equivalency Exam recognized by their state of residence.



New York Residents: The New York State Board of Regents does not recognize high school diplomas completed online or through correspondence study taken as a New York State resident. In turn, SUNY Delhi does not recognize these diplomas for admission consideration.

Out-of-State Residents: High school diplomas completed through online or correspondence study may be considered if the online or correspondence study diploma is recognized by the state in which they reside.




MS Nursing Education Online Program:

Applicants must apply online at click Find Your Major; choose Nursing Education - MS Online for application guidelines, deadlines, application fees and deposits, and to file an application.

International Student Applicants (click to view)

All Undergraduate Programs (U.S. citizens and permanent residents):

Applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis with all eligible candidates admitted first-come, first-served until a program is filled. In considering applicants for admission, theAdmissions Office places particular emphasis on the following:

    • High school record or equivalency scores.
    • Satisfactory completion of any prerequisites established by the program to which you are applying.
    • Information included on the official SUNY application form.
    • Space availability in the program.

You may apply as early as you would like. The admissions staff will make decisions regarding applicants for the spring semester beginning October 1. Applicants for admission for the fall semester will be reviewed beginning November 1.

Note to spring semesterapplicants:A limited numberof students are admitted for the spring semester. Several programs are not available for spring admission due to the sequencing of courses in those programs. Prospective applicants should refer carefully to the curricula listed in the SUNY Application Guidebook or contact the SUNY DelhiAdmissions Office.

Once a student receives an acceptance letter from the College, the following required deposits must be made by the student to reserve a place in a program and confirm the acceptance:


  • A $50 SUNY Delhi tuition deposit is required of all accepted applicants (it is NOT the same fee that a student pays when filing a SUNY application). The SUNY Delhi tuition deposit is applied toward the applicant's first-semester tuition and reserves a space in their chosen major.
  • A $100 housing deposit is required of all accepted applicants who plan to live on campus, and it is applied toward the applicant's first-semester housing cost.