College Catalog


Early Admission Program

Hudson Valley Community College recognizes that certain high school students may benefit by beginning their college study early. The Early Admission Program (EAP) allows qualified students the opportunity to fulfill high school graduation requirements through completed college credit. High school students who have successfully completed their junior year and who have achieved an overall high school average of 80 (B) or better are encouraged to consider the Early Admission Program.

Students interested in the Early Admission Program will need to complete the following to be considered:

  1. High school juniors must complete the Application for Admission and submit it to their guidance counselor, using the Program Choice Code (0199) EAP, for Early Admission Program - Liberal Arts ONLY.
  2. The guidance counselor then completes the Early Admission Agreement form. This, along with a Transcript Release Form, is then submitted to the Admissions Office.
  3. Accepted applicants will be invited to the college to take the placement test. Following the test, students will be given information about the final step in the process, academic advisement. During the advisement session, students will pick out their classes and learn the further steps to enrollment.

Proof of high school graduation for the Early Admission Program:

  1. At the end of each term, the Hudson Valley Community College registrar will send the high school a copy of the student’s college transcript.
  2. At the end of the term/year in which the student will graduate from high school, the high school is required to send Hudson Valley Community College an official transcript to show proof of graduation.
  3. If the student fails to complete high school diploma requirements, the student should consider taking a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination or request an Equivalency Diploma based on completion of 24 college credits.