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Schenectady County Community College

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 college.

Some examples include:


Challenge

I need someone to watch my children when I attend class and study at SCCC.

Solution

The College offers an on-campus daycare center for children – the YWCA Children’s 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.


Challenge

I can’t afford to pay full tuition.

Solution

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!


Challenge

How can I find the time to go to class?

Solution

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.


Challenge

I really want to go to college, but I was never a top student. My study skills are really rusty.

Solution

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.

Challenge

I don’t have a high school diploma. Can I still attend SCCC?

Solution

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.


Challenge

Will I fit in? I’m afraid that I won’t have anything in common with other students.

Solution

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.


Challenge

Will I be able to attend classes if I am disabled?

Solution

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