College Connections Courses

College Connections courses & requirements​

Course offerings vary by high school. Please check with your high school guidance counselor to determine which College Connections courses are offered at your school. All students must meet the course requirements below prior to registering for a College Connections course.

Eligibility for English & math

Key terms for eligibility requirements

  • Prerequisite: course that must be taken prior to enrolling
  • Corequisite: course that must be taken at the same time
  • * denotes update to the course requirement from the previous year

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Ranked in the top 10.00% of class
  • PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560+
  • ACCUPLACER Reading score of 250+
  • ACCUPLACER Reading score of 245-249 and at least one success indicator (see below)
  • Seniors who meet one of the following criteria:
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA of 80+
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA of 75-79 AND at least one success indicator (see following)
  • Juniors or sophomores who meet one of the following criteria:
    • English 10 or 11 final grade of 90+ (or 85+ with teacher recommendation)
    • Global Studies II final grade of 90+ (or 85+ with teacher recommendation)

Success indicators for English:

  • 85+ score on NYS Global Regents or American History & Government Regents
  • 85+ final grade in 11th grade English
  • 3+ score on any AP exam
  • 500+ SAT reading score OR 21+ ACT reading score

Students who do not meet any of the above requirements may take ENG 1510 with supports, which means they must be co-enrolled in ENG 0500: English Composition I Workshop with the same instructor.

Eligibility requirements are listed for each math course.

Multiple measures are used, which means there are different ways a student can qualify for a course.

An ACCUPLACER QAS score is one way to determine a student’s eligibility for college-level math. It is only required if a student does not qualify through high school coursework/grades.

College Connections courses

Course Credits Eligibility Requirements
ART 1510: Drawing I 3 No requisites
ART 1590: Ceramics 3 No requisites
ART 1670: Digital Photography I* 3 No requisites
ART 1730: Intro to Computer Art/Design 3 No requisites
ASL 1510: Intro. Sign Language I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
ASL 1520: Intro. Sign Language II 3 Prerequisite: ASL 1510 or two years high school ASL
BIO 1500: Human Biology 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
BIO 1510: Health Science 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BIO 1515: Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BIO 1520: Biology of Birds 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BIO 1540: Biology of Insects 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BIO 1560: Biology of Mammals 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1500 (or higher) unless HS chemistry was passed
Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)
BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I
BOCES New Visions students only
4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1500 (or higher) unless HS chemistry was passed
BIO 2520: Anatomy & Physiology II
BOCES New Visions students only
4 Prerequisite: BIO 1570 OR BIO 1575 OR BIO 2510
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing 3 No requisites
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals 3 No requisites
BUS 1420: Office Procedures 3 No requisites
BUS 1430: Entrepreneurship I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BUS 1500: Intro to Business 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting 4 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
Eligibility: MAT 1500
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting 4 Prerequisite: BUS 1510
BUS 1610: Personal Finance 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
BUS 1700: Intro to Tourism and Hospitality 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)
CHE 1550: College Chemistry I 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher) OR Eligibility: MAT 1600
Prerequisite: HS chemistry OR CHE 1500 OR CHE 1530
CHE 1560: College Chemistry II 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1530
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1600 (or higher) OR Eligibility: MAT 1710
Prerequisite: CHE 1550
CMM 1510: Intro to Communication 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1510
CMM 1610: Public Speaking 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
CRI 1510: Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science 3 No requisites
CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS 3 No requisites
CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I 4 Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications 3 Eligibility: MAT 1590 (or higher)
CSC 1590: Computer Programming I 4 Prerequisite: CSC 1570
ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
EDU 1290: Intro to Early Childhood Ed/Care 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
EDU 1510: Foundations of Education 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
ENG 1510: English Composition I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 0500
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1510
ENG 1540: Introduction to Literary Studies 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
ENG 2620: British Literature II 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1530
ENG 2740: Newswriting and Editing 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1530
ENR 1560: Intro to Engineering and Design 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher) or Eligibility: MAT 1600
FRE 2510: Intermediate French I 3 Prerequisite: FRE 1520 or 3 years HS French
FRE 2520: Intermediate French II 3 Prerequisite: FRE 2510 or 4 years HS French
GEO 1520: World Regional Geography 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
HCR 1200: Intro to Healthcare Studies 3 No requisites
HCR 1210: Introduction to Disease 1 No requisites
HCR 1460: Personal Health & Safety* 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses
HIS 1520: World History Since 1500 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses
HIS 1530: US History Before 1865 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses
HIS 1540: US History Since 1865 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology 3 No requisites
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures 3 No requisites
HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
LDR 1300: Leadership Engagement 3 No requisites
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Math 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports AND one of the following criteria:
HS GPA 80+ and either Algebra I Regents 75+ or Algebra I course average of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 246+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics 3 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
Successfully completed MAT 1500
Successfully completed HS Algebra II (or higher) and HS GPA 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 255+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry 4 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
HS geometry final grade 70+ and either Algebra I Regents score or final course average of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 255+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
MAT 1600: Precalculus 4 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
Successfully completed MAT 1590
Algebra II Regents score or final course average of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 280+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4 Successfully completed MAT 1600 or HS pre-calculus
MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 Successfully completed MAT 1710
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with Auto CAD 4 No requisites
MCT 1270: Machine Theory & Operations 3 Eligible for MAT 1500
MCT 1380: Intro to Solid Modeling* 3 No requisites
MUS 1510: Music Appreciation 3 No requisites
MUS 1570: Music Theory 3 No requisites
PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
PHY 1510: Understanding Physics* 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND an 80+ final grade in both chemistry and the prior year social studies course
Eligibility: MAT 1500 (or higher)
PHY 1610: General Physics I 4 Prerequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher)
Prerequisite: HS physics or PHY 1510
PHY 1620: General Physics II 4 Prerequisite: MAT 1600 (or higher)
Prerequisite: PHY 1610
POL 1510: American Politics 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
PSY 1510: General Psychology I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
PSY 1550: Stress and Coping 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
PSY 1610: Death and Dying 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
SOC 1550: Drinking 101 2 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
SPA 2510: Intermediate Spanish I 3 Prerequisite: SPA 1520 or 3 years HS Spanish
SPA 2520: Intermediate Spanish II 3 Prerequisite: SPA 2510 or 4 years HS Spanish
THE 1510: Intro to Theatre 3 No requisites
WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes 3 No requisites
WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 No requisites
WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 No requisites