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HVCC Dual Admission

Dual Admission with Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany

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Our Dual Admissions Programs support students by increasing access to the University at Albany. If you’re attending Hudson Valley Community College you can seamlessly continue your education at our diverse Research 1 institution as you work toward completing your bachelor’s degree.


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  • By filling out this HVCC application, you can opt into this agreement during the admission process as a prospective HVCC student, or anytime while studying at HVCC.
  • If you’re a jointly admitted HVCC-UAlbany student who has completed an applicable Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or select Associate in Applied Science degree and have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5 at HVCC, you’ll continue at UAlbany upon your graduation from HVCC.   
  • If you’ve completed an articulated transfer pathway, you’ll be admitted into the corresponding major at UAlbany provided you’ve completed the required coursework and meet other admissions requirements for those programs.
  • If you’re an HVCC student who has not completed an articulated transfer pathway or would like to pursue an alternative major option at UAlbany, you’ll be admitted to UAlbany as declared into your major of interest, provided all program admissions requirements are met.
  • Transfer credits will be granted for courses in which you achieve a grade of C or better. Note that credits transfer, but grades and GPA do not transfer.  

*Whenever possible, your progress will not be affected by revised curricular requirements at UAlbany.

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  • As a dual admit student, you’ll  receive a UAlbany identification card, which grants you access to use the UAlbany library, attend athletic events, and to participate in UAlbany student activities at UAlbany campuses and other locations.   
  • UAlbany’s academic departments will periodically contact you to provide opportunities to meet faculty and students, participate in departmental activities and become familiar with the UAlbany community.  
  • You may also take a cross-registered course in your program of study on campus at UAlbany in either your second or third semester at HVCC. 
  • You’ll also receive priority on-campus housing when you are transferring in after receiving your associate degree from HVCC.
  • UAlbany is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. If you complete all your HVCC degree requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you’ll be guaranteed a UAlbany Transfer Merit Scholarship. 

*Scholarships are based on GPA earned at the time of transition to UAlbany. Merit-based scholarships are subject to change and exact amounts may vary from semester to semester. All scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis.   

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  • You’ll receive personalized information and guidance regarding admissions, financial aid, academic advising, campus life, and more from UAlbany advisors.   
  • Upon completion of your HVCC degree, you’ll have junior year status at UAlbany and receive the same corresponding advisement and timeslots to register for courses as all UAlbany students with the same number of credits.   
  • During your time enrolled at HVCC, UAlbany will provide a point of contact to help get your questions answered about UAlbany’s campus and policies. 
  • In addition to being advised at HVCC, you’ll be assigned an academic advisor and financial aid counselor from UAlbany, have access to UAlbany events and programs, and have access to enroll in a UAlbany First-Year Experience (FYE) course during your third semester at HVCC taught by UAlbany faculty/staff.  
  • You’ll also be assigned a UAlbany transfer transition peer mentor and receive regular communications from your peer mentor to assist in the transition to our campus. 



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