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If you are a home-schooled student, you can apply to JCC following the school year when you turned 16.
Documentation of a valid and in-effect individualized home instruction plan (IHIP) pursuant to section 100.10 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education must be submitted. If you are unable to obtain this documentation, you must obtain a high school equivalency diploma (GED/TASC) prior to receiving your degree from JCC. In all cases, you must complete JCC’s placement testing.
|Students with TASC/GED or IEP diplomas|
JCC accepts high school diplomas and TASC/GED (high school equivalency) diplomas.
JCC does not accept IEP diplomas. The State Education Department has ruled that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) diploma “is not an indicator of successful completion of high school study;” thus, community colleges are under no legal obligation to accept IEP students under the terms of the state’s Full Opportunity policy.
If you have an IEP diploma, or you do not have a high school or TASC/GED diploma, then you can complete 24 college credits at JCC to apply for your high school equivalency diploma. If you have resided in New York state for at least 30 days and are 16 years of age or older, you can take the TASC test. For more details, visit NYSED.
Course Distribution Requirements
|Correspondence or online school students|
According to the State Education Department, when you have completed a high school program through correspondence study, the correspondence school must be recognized, authorized, or approved by the state educational entity in which the correspondence school is located, and you must be a resident of that state.
New York state residents may not use a high school program of correspondence study to meet the requirements for a secondary education in New York state.
Concerning inmates and ex-offenders, SUNY policy requires applicants to report whether they have been convicted of a felony. Each application for admission received from an inmate or ex-offender will be evaluated and judged on its own merits by a committee established for this purpose. After applying, ex-offenders with a felony conviction must submit a conviction record indicating all felonies, a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation; additional information may be required. A copy of the complete policy and procedure, as well as additional forms, are available from the admissions office.
JCC may deny admission to an applicant based on prior criminal convictions where such admission would involve an unreasonable risk to the safety/welfare of the college community. JCC will only consider an application for admission from an ex-offender if it is received at least 35 days prior to the start of the semester.