Driving Safety

High School Drivers Education


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In compliance with NY State DMV, SUNY Ulster will be offering a hybrid version of the High School Driver Education program that will allow students to receive their MV-278, 5hr certificate and their MV-285 Certificate of Completion. As with SUNY Ulster’s previous Driver Education Program, these certificates entitle the driver to a senior license and eligibility for insurance reductions under some providers. This program will include remote lecture classes and parental driving supervision for the in-car training.


The drivers education lecture classes will run for 16 sessions and be delivered via a live Zoom class. Students are required to attend the live lectures during the scheduled dates and times and complete all the necessary course work. We are only accepting students from the following area high schools: Kingston, Highland, Marlboro, New Paltz, Onteora, Rondout Valley, Saugerties, and Woodstock Day School. There is a maximum capacity of 25 students for this program. There is a maximum of two absences allowed for this 16-week program. The instructor will provide no more than two makeups. Students who have other extra curricular activities should consider this when committing to the program.

In-Car Driving

Due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19 we are unable to offer the traditional in-car training with an instructor. NY State DMV is allowing parents and guardians who have a valid driver license to supervise and confirm in-car driving for dependent children. SUNY Ulster will be providing a driving curriculum that outlines all of the training areas that should be reviewed and demonstrated by the students. This curriculum provides descriptions of all of the in-car learning objectives as well as links to support videos.


Course Offerings

Prior to payment parents must complete this PRE-REGISTRATION FORM with all of the parent and student contact information including the students learners permit number. Immediately after completing the form, the parent will receive an email with a link to register and pay for the course. Please note that the student is NOT registered until payment has been received.

The Spring 2023 program is now at capacity. If you are interested in adding your name to our waitlist for a future course offering, please email us at: cereg@sunyulster.edu 







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