Breaking Down Barriers
SCCC can help remove obstacles in the way of reaching your academic goals.
We are ready to assist in finding solutions to the challenges you may face while attending
Some examples include:
I need someone to watch my children when I attend class and study at SCCC.
The College offers an on-campus daycare center for children the YWCA
Childrens Center at SCCC. The daycare center is open 7:30 AM 5:30 PM, Monday
through Friday, all year long except holidays, for children 18 months to 5 years old.
It is also open 5:30 PM 9:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, during the SCCC fall and
spring semesters for children 3 to 12 years old. For more information, call the
daycare center at (518) 381-1375 between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.
I cant afford to pay full tuition.
Apply for financial aid at SCCC. Visit our
Financial Aid Office and we will provide you with all financial aid applications. The
College awards approximately $7,000,000 annually in federal and state aid and scholarships.
More than 70% of our students receive some form of aid and you could be one of them!
How can I find the time to go to class?
SCCC offers classes during the day, evenings, weekends, and summer. Many degree
programs can be completed by attending evening classes on a part-time basis.
I really want to go to college, but I was never a top student. My study skills are
There are several options for students who need to sharpen their skills:
- We offer courses in college reading, writing, math and study skills for students. These
courses prepare you to take English, mathematics and other courses.
Visit the SCCC Learning Center and Math Lab where you will receive individual instruction
and help with specific projects or courses.
- Peer tutors are available to offer help in most subjects.
- Take one of our workshops on test-taking strategies, research techniques, study skills
and many other topics.
I dont have a high school diploma. Can I still attend SCCC?
If you do not hold a high school or equivalency diploma and you are at least 18 years
old, you may enroll at SCCC if the College determines you will have a reasonable chance of
succeeding in the curriculum you have chosen. Make an appointment with our Admissions
Office (518) 381-1366 to explore the details.
Will I fit in? Im afraid that I wont have anything in common with other
You will be pleasantly surprised. At SCCC, we have recent high school graduates as well
as older students in our classes. In fact, our students have told us that the diversity of
ages and backgrounds in their classes provides a better learning experience.
Will I be able to attend classes if I am disabled?
The job of our ADA Transition Services Office is to facilitate appropriate academic
accommodations to students with documentation of their disability. For further information
on ADA Transition Services please call the office at (518) 381-1345.
Would you like additional information about SCCC? Fill out our Response
Form and we will send you our free application for admission and other important
information. You can also contact our Admissions Office
at (518) 381-1366 or contact our WEBmaster using our contacts page