Suffolk County Community College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling 22,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. SCCC offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Students may choose from 69 programs of study. A low student/faculty ratio of 18:1, a highly respected Honors program, extensive extracurricular activities, championship athletic teams, and numerous unified transfer programs are just some of the benefits that make SCCC a first-choice college for many Long Island students.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 23015

Undergraduate Students: 23015
Faculty: 346

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 67:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 67:1

Contact Information

533 College Road
Selden New York 11784


Main Email:

Main Phone: 631-451-4000

Additional Campuses:
Grant Campus
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, New York 11717-1092

Eastern Campus
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, New York 11901-3499

Admissions Contact:
Kate B. Rowe
College Dean, Admissions and Enrollment Management

Transfer Services Contact:
Dr. Thomas Tyson
Director of Counseling, Student Services

International Admissions Contact:
Elizabeth Spagnola
International Advisor, International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Robert J. Dranoff

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students wishing to transfer to Suffolk from another college are accepted if they left their previous institution in good academic standing. Some programs have GPA requirements.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at accredited institutions when a grade of at least a C- has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores must be submitted if you have taken them.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
$35 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

Other Requirements:
Some programs have additional requirements, including prerequisites.

Fall Deadline:
April 1

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:
Nearly 500f Suffolk’s graduates in 2005 transferred to four year institutions.

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarship eligibility criteria varies. To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, applicants are urged to apply for aid by April 15 for the fall and by November 15 for the spring. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 631-451-4108.

Special Programs

Counselors are available on each campus to assist students with the process of transferring to a four-year college. This may involve identifying possible transfer colleges, collecting detailed information, and developing a plan of action.


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