I know I want to go to college, but I’m not sure what to do next? Who can help me?
Our director can meet with you to have an exploratory conversation and talk with you about options that might fit your needs and dreams best. Schedule a meeting by emailing AdultLearning@tompkinscortland.edu or by calling our Cortland Extension Center at 607.756.5275 or our Ithaca Extension center at 607.272.3025.
What degrees do you offer? How do I find out what classes are offered this semester?
The Catalog has information about the College’s degree programs, as well as the latest course schedule.
What do I need to do to get admitted to a degree program? When will I receive my acceptance letter?
Once you’ve completed the enrollment process and admissions has received all required documents, it takes about two to three weeks before an acceptance letter is mailed.
How much does Tompkins Cortland Community College cost?
How do I apply for financial aid? When will I receive a financial aid letter?
While it might seem intimidating, the Office of Financial Aid can help you navigate the financial aid process. And remember, it always begins with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
The Financial Aid Office is usually able to send an award letter within a weeks’ time after you have been accepted.
Are there any scholarships available? Where do I find out about them?
Yes! The Pathways Scholarship can essentially fund your education at Tompkins Cortland, with awards available for full- and part-time students at the College. If you’re 24 and older, you may be eligible. The College also offers numerous other scholarships for students.
Why do I need a certificate of residence? How do I get a certificate of residence?
The certificate of residence is needed so you are charged the NYS tuition rate, which is much less than the out of state resident tuition rate.
Bring or mail the original completed certificate to the admissions office, or drop it off at either of our Extension Centers.
I attended Tompkins Cortland classes more than 10 years ago. Will these credits still count toward a degree program now?
Most credits will count depending on the program in which you were enrolled, and what you want to enroll in now. The only program that has age restrictions on credits is Nursing. You can contact admissions at 844-8222, Ext. 4320 for more information.
I have a disability, whom do I contact to get assistance?
The College’s Coordinator of Access and Equity Services can provide assistance.
I plan to transfer to a four-year College. How do I find out what will transfer?
Visit the College’s Transfer Services provides information about transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
For those planning to transfer to a SUNY school, there are other resources that also can help.
You may also want to contact the four-year college you plan on attending, and speak with an advisor in your field of study to find out if your Tompkins Cortland credits will transfer into your potential program.