Applying for a Program

The steps below outline the enrollment process for becoming a student in a degree or certificate program.

Step 1: Apply for Admission and Submit Transcripts
A completed application for admission and transcripts (high school, GED/HSE, college) must be on file by noon on the Saturday prior to the start of classes. Official transcripts can be mailed to the Admissions Office or sent electronically through a password protected delivery system (i.e. parchment, e-script, etc.) to admissions@hvcc.edu.
NOTE: General entrance requirements, special admissions programs, and academic program prerequisites are detailed in the [Loading Admissions link…] section of the College Catalog.

Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid
In order for the financial aid process to be completed by your tuition bill due date, we recommend that you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 for those enrolling in the fall semester, or by October 1 for those enrolling in the spring semester. The application process can be lengthy and some funding is limited, so apply early.

Step 3: Get Advisement and Register for Classes
An advisement session allows you to discuss your interests, educational and career goals, and appropriate coursework for the upcoming term with your advisor. You may register for courses during or after consultation with your academic department. Some departments allow online registration through Hudson Valley's WIReD system.

Step 4: Complete Placement Testing (if necessary)
Once you are admitted to the college, Admissions staff will determine whether you are required to take the placement test using a set of guidelines. You will receive communication from the college if you need to take a placement test. 

Step 5: Complete New Student Orientation (if necessary)
New Student Orientation is required of first-time college students and recommended for transfer students. You will receive communication from the college about scheduling orientation and it can be completed before, after or in conjunction with academic advisement.

Step 6: Submit Immunization Records
New York State law requires that all students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, and who enroll in six or more credits for any given term to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

Step 7: Pay Your Tuition Bill
You must pay the tuition bill or confirm your registration by the close of business on the due date in order to secure your schedule.
NOTE: In order to qualify for resident tuition rates, you must have a valid Certificate of Residence on file each year.

Step 8: Complete! Congratulations, you are ready to start the semester.

For Assistance

Call the Registration Information Center at (518) 629-7700.

Upcoming Semesters

Fall 2020

Course registration begins Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 for returning and transfer students; and Monday, March 2, 2020 for new students.
Fall 2020 Registration Calendar (PDF)

  • Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31
  • 10-Week Sprint Classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 13
  • 8-week Sprint Classes begin Monday, Oct. 26

NOTE: The majority of courses will be held online or in a remote learning format, with a limited number of on-campus/in-person lecture courses, labs and hybrid classes. Find out more about the Fall 2020 semester.

Spring 2021

Course registration begins Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 for returning and transfer students; and Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 for new students.
Spring 2021 Registration Calendar (PDF)

  • Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 12-Week Sprint Classes begin Monday, Feb. 15
  • 8-week Sprint Classes begin Monday, March 22