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College Prep

Summer 2024 Community Education College Prep Courses

View the Summer 2024 Course Book as a PDF.

General Education Development (GED) 

SUNY Schenectady is pleased to offer GED courses through a partnership with Capital Region BOCES and Washington Irving Educational Center.

In Albany:

Students in the Albany area who are interested in acquiring a high school diploma by taking the GED should contact Capital Region BOCES at 518-694-4510 or 518-862-4707 to register.

In Schenectady:

Students in the Schenectady area who are interested in taking the GED or are interested in ESOL should contact Washington Irving at 518-370-8220 to register.

English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Programs

This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

CFA 173
Fee: $75

This basic course is designed to assist ESL (English as Second Language) students from the community learn to speak and write the English language. It focuses on correct pronunciation, conversational skills, writing skills, and necessary grammar lessons. This course has an open enrollment.

College Transition

This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

CFA 177-51      
Fee: $50

This course is aligned with the academic skills required for college placement and diagnostic tests and will review the reading, writing, and math skills required for college placement, as well as reinforce competency in reading comprehension, essay editing, quantitative reasoning, and problem solving. In addition, students will receive assistance with navigating the college application, as well as the admissions and financial aid processes. Students will also receive assistance mitigating post-secondary educational barriers; accessing campus resources; and utilizing local, state, and federal funding sources beyond PEL and TAP funds in order to defray tuition, childcare, and living expenses.