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Program Requirements

All students must graduate from high school or receive a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) prior to attending SUNY Delhi. Academic course requirements vary by major. SUNY Delhi typically requires a minimum of a 75 (C) high school average or a minimum of a 2500 on the GED exam for associate degrees. All bachelor degrees require a minimum of an 80 (B-).

Please be advised that some of SUNY Delhi's programs require additional course work and higher high school averages prior to being accepted. Visit our Majors page for more information regarding our programs.

SUNY Delhi is not an open admissions institution. Students with an IEP certificate/diploma will not be accepted. These students are advised to take the GED exam and earn a 2500 or higher. SUNY Delhi cannot take a student's learning disability into account during the admissions process. For students receiving accommodations, SUNY Delhi must receive a recent (within the last three years) copy of their psychological evaluation for their disability.

Regents Exams/Scores

SUNY Delhi requires perspective students to obtain a regents diploma in order to be considered for admission, with the exception of our Associates of Occupational Science (AOS) programs.

Advanced Placement Scores (AP)

SUNY Delhi will accept a 3 or higher on the advanced placement exams. These scores must be submitted on the official score report in order to count for credit. Please note that scores will not be accepted in any other format.

College Credit

In order for SUNY Delhi to consider accepting credit(s) from another institution of higher education, all students are requiered to submit an official college transcript. This applies for students taking college courses during high school and transfer students. Please contact the Enrollment Services office for more information.

Home Schooled Students

Under New York State law, SUNY Delhi may admit as matriculated students only persons who have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). Due to this requirement, SUNY Delhi has established a specific admission policy with respect to home-schooled students. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that home-schooled students are treated fairly yet in accordance with the requirements of state and federal law. The policy set forth deals exclusively with the criteria for eligibility to be considered as an applicant for admission. Once eligibility consideration is established, the applicant also must meet both campus and program specific admissions requirements.

Applicants 16 years of age or over (i.e., beyond the age of compulsory attendance)

Home-schooled students in this category will be eligible for further consideration as an applicant to matriculated status if they can provide at least one of the following required documents:

1. A letter form the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides, attesting to the student's completion of a program of home instruction meeting the requirements of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, or

2. A passing score on the general comprehensive examination for the state high school equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) and the diploma itself if the student is eligible to receive one.

Applicants under the age of compulsory attendance (i.e., below 16 years of age)

Home-schooled students in this category will be eligible for consideration as applicants for admission to a matriculated status only if the student can provide a letter from the school district in which the student resides attesting to the student's completion of a program of home instruction that is substantial equivalent of a four-year high shcool course of instruction and meets the requirements of Section 100.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Applicants from Out of State

Home-schooled students who are not residents of New York State at the time of application will be eligible for further consideration as applicants for admission only if they provide a letter or other documentation from officials in the school district of their residence establishing that the student has the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma in that state.

Out-of-State Students

Students applying from schools outside of New York State should submit their high school transcript. They are expected to be passing all subjects. It is recommended to also submit SAT and ACT scores. Letters of recommendation and a personal essay are not required, but recommended.

EOP Requirements

SUNY Delhi does offer an Education Opportunity Program (EOP), however students must be both academically and financially disadvantaged. Find out more information about SUNY Delhi's Education Opportunity Program. SUNY Delhi encourages all EOP applicants to have a minimum academic grade point average above a 73 GPA, but does not guarantee admission. The EOP Program at SUNY Delhi is very competitive with a limited number of space available. Please visit the SUNY site for futher EOP eligibility requirements. All incoming students, including EOP students, are expected to pay the $150 deposit to secure their spot in their selected academic program and reserve a room on campus.


SUNY Delhi does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission, however, it is highly recommended that students submit these scores. Please note, these scores can be requested by admissions counselors at a later time.

Letters of Recommendation/Personal Essay

SUNY Delhi does not require letters of recommendation or a personal essay for admission. We do recommend that students submit this additional information on their behalf. Please note, letters of recommendation and/or a personal essay can be requested by an admission counselor at a later time.

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SUNY Delhi offers three Open House days during the school year.
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Last Updated: 2/19/16