Collegian Program

For qualified and motivated students, the Collegian Program allows students to earn a significant number of credits towards an Associate and/or Bachelor degree. In addition, the discounted tuition provides parents with sizable savings to offset their student's remaining college expenses.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours designated to each course. The per credit tuition is $74. This is a great savings off of the regular tuition.


Fall Registration Deadline is October 5th, 2023

At the beginning of each semester, registration materials will be provided to high school instructors by a Collegian Program representative. Students interested in participating in the Collegian Program must register online and submit all materials to the College no later than the above deadline. Payment is due at the time of registration.


Credit Transfer

Collegian Credits may be accepted by other institutions several ways:

  • Credit hours may be directly transferred toward your chosen degree.
  • They may be accepted toward elective credits.
  • They may exempt you from taking a required course, or they may make you eligible for placement into a higher level course.
  • They may provide advanced standing when applying to colleges and universities.

Note: A grade of 'C' or better is usually required for transfer.

Transcript Request

In order to transfer your credits to another institution, you will need to order an official transcript.. There is a nominal fee for official transcripts. Telephone and email requests cannot be accepted.

Other Important Information

  • While many colleges and universities accept SUNY Ulster credits, be aware that specific conditions for transfer may exist. We encourage you to contact prospective colleges/universities to discuss Collegian course transferability
  • It is solely the decision of the receiving college whether to accept transfer credit.
  • SUNY Ulster highly recommends maintaining a complete portfolio of all your course materials to verify the quality of work covered in the Collegian program. the portfolio should consist of all the work you produced during the Collegian course, as well as instructor handouts and notes pertaining to the course.

Frequently Asked Questions about Collegian

How much does it cost to take a SUNY Ulster Collegian course?

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours designated for each course.  Collegian students currently pay a non-refundable $74  per credit hour.  Most courses are three credits which brings the total cost to $222.  A four credit course is $296. This is a great savings and offers an affordable jumpstart on your college education.  Students eligible for free/reduced lunch pay tuition at the rate of $5 per credit hour. Verification of this eligibility will be done after registration.  False reporting of this will result in a possible withdrawal from the course and a hold on all records.  

What happens if I can’t pay by credit card?

Payment is expected upon registration with a credit card, debit card or ACH. If special circumstances prevent either payment method, contact the guidance office or call SUNY Ulster at 687-5038 to make other payment arrangements. 

I accidentally registered for the wrong class.  How can I get this fixed?   

After the registration deadline, SUNY Ulster can make some corrections to rosters for those students who paid for the wrong class. We allow a two week window for these corrections. However, if a student missed the registration deadline, NO new registrations will be accepted. This is standard collegiate registrar protocol, which is mandated for all SUNY Ulster students including Collegian students. 

I registered for the class through SUNY Ulster, but I am dropping it off my high school schedule.  What should I do?

Withdrawal Policy – VERY IMPORTANT

Upon registration, you become a SUNY Ulster student, and therefore must adhere to certain SUNY Ulster policies, procedures and deadlines.  At that point, a SUNY Ulster transcript begins. Students cannot drop the course but can withdraw which will result in a “W” on their transcript.

SUNY Ulster Course withdrawals must be done by completing a SUNY Ulster withdrawal form located in the guidance office or by contacting the SUNY Ulster Collegian Director at 845-687-5038. Withdrawals past the withdrawal deadline will result in an “F” on the SUNY Ulster transcript.

Withdrawal Deadline for a ½ year course that began in January:  January 12,  2024

Withdrawal Deadline for a full year course that began in September: June 7,  2024







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