Herkimer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law in admissions, employment, or in any aspect regarding the conduct of College business.

    The College is officially designated by the State University of New York as a "Full Opportunity College", and operates with a policy of open admissions for all students.

Admissions Requirements

  • Matriculated study at Herkimer College is limited to those applicants who hold a local or Regents high school diploma, GED, TASC, or who have completed an equivalent program as approved by the NYS Education Department. 
  • Home schooled students who have not earned their GED or TASC must submit a letter of certification from the school district superintendent in which the student resides. Financial Aid requirements may differ.
  • Students who have been dismissed from another college for disciplinary reasons will not be admitted to study at Herkimer County Community College either on a part-time or full-time basis until a satisfactory review of the incident(s) has been completed by a committee comprised of the Dean of Students, Director of Campus Safety, and Director of Admissions.
  • Students who expect to receive financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than 60 days prior to the start of classes. Late filers will be responsible for tuition, fees, books and other expenses until the FAFSA has been processed.