Instant Admission Day  

College-bound seniors meet with SCCC admissions official

About 10 Watervliet High School seniors met with Schenectady County Community College Director of Admissions David Sampson on Thursday, Nov. 9 and were “accepted on the spot” to the two-year college.

The soon-to-be graduates discussed the academic programs they would be interested in pursuing next year.  during Instant Admissions Day at the high school. and asked questions about next steps, including applying for scholarships and financial aid

Alexis Devine, who is currently enrolled in the Capital Region BOCES Career & Tech's culinary program, is interested in expanding her culinary skills at SCCC's renowned Culinary Arts program, and studying Hotel and Restaurant Management because her dream is to open a restaurant of her own one day.

Evan Cote, who serves as a volunteer at the Shaker Road Fire Department, is interested in studying Fire Protection Technology at SCCC. The only program of its kind offered in New York's Capital Region the Fire Protection Technology degree offers courses that are taught by field experts in areas like fire prevention, investigation, codes and enforcement, administration, and hazardous materials.

Farid Nazari is interested in a career in aviation. SCCC's Aviation Science program allows students to explore a variety of career options in the aviation industry. The program provides knowledge of basic science and mathematics principles and a solid foundation in aviation theory and practice, safety and management. It also prepares graduates to transfer to a baccalaureate program in aviation studies, if they choose.

In addition to those programs, Watervliet students expressed interest in pursuing degrees in Business Administration, Computer Programming, Criminal Justice, and Science at SCCC.

Next steps

High school seniors can expect to receive their formal acceptance letters in a few weeks, and if they haven't already, begin applying for financial aid and any scholarships they may be eligible to receive.

Mr. Sampson recommended that the students make an appointment with their advisors in April to schedule their classes for next fall.

picture of student and admissions representative 

picture of student and admissions representative 

picture of student and admissions representative