Understanding the Admissions Process
Applying to college can be an exciting time of life, but you may have questions along the way. At Briarcliffe College, our professional Admissions Staff is committed to providing you with the information you need to feel confident that a career-focused education can help you go far in life.
Since many prospective students have many of the same questions about our admissions policies and procedures, we have some of the most common ones here. If you need details and information not provided here, please feel free to contact us at any time.
What is the admissions process at Briarcliffe?
Please follow these simple steps to apply for admission to Briarcliffe College:
- Complete a Briarcliffe College application for admission. You can complete your application entirely online, on campus, or you can download an application and complete it at home.
- Submit your completed application in person, by mail or online. (A non-refundable application fee of $35.00 must be submitted with the application or the application must be accompanied by an approved Application Fee Waiver Form. Applicants to Briarcliffe College who wish to be considered for an application fee waiver may do so through the College’s Office of Admissions.)
- Participate in an admissions interview with a Briarcliffe Admissions Representative, either over the phone or in-person. These highly-trained individuals can help you clarify your career goals and identify the right education program that can help you achieve them.
- Provide documentation of a High School Diploma (meeting New York State regulations), G.E.D., or college degree.
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What documentation is required for admission?
An enrolling student must provide documentation of a High School Diploma (meeting New York State regulations), G.E.D., or college degree.
Although not required for admissions, we strongly encourage students to submit national college entrance examination test scores, such as the S.A.T. or A.C.T. Favorable applications for admission may include previous academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, work experience and the demonstration of positive personal characteristics.
Additionally, it is Briarcliffe policy that all newly enrolled, matriculated students be evaluated prior to course registration to determine their readiness to engage in college-level work in English, reading, and mathematics courses required by the institution’s curriculum. Depending on examination results, students may be placed in one or more of three non-credit developmental courses: English Skills Workshop (EG 001), Math Skills Workshop (MA 001), or Developmental Reading (PA 002).
Students can be granted an exemption from taking the placement examination if they meet SAT or Regents examination criteria, or can provide an official transcript from another accredited institution of higher education indicating successful completion of a college level English and math class with a grade of “C” or higher. Students who completed developmental courses at other institutions, but have not completed the appropriate college level course in English Composition and/or mathematics, must complete the placement examination.
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How long does the admission process take?
Briarcliffe College follows a rolling admissions policy that enables us to notify the student of an admission decision within weeks of completing the application process. We look forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you into the Briarcliffe community!
At Briarcliffe College, help is never far away, so please feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about our school and programs or to apply for admission.
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