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Admission Procedures & Forms


September 2024 Admissions have closed.

September 2025 Admissions

Please note: This is a daytime program.
Admissions are based on a point system and available seats.
This is a very competitive process. 

The admissions process takes approximately 60 days to complete. Please plan accordingly.
Steps 1-3 will need to be completed in order by June 6, 2025. 
Completing steps 1-6 does not guarantee admission into the program. Read carefully.

**Effective April 1st, 2024 remote exams will no longer be accepted. Students MUST
take the test in person at the Main Campus, 110 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool. It
will be offered by appointment only.**

  1. The Fall 2025 program admissions will begin on 9/2/2024. The TEAS test must be taken at Main Campus after 9/1/2024 and before 6/6/2025. 
  2. The FAFSA for 2025-2026 has not been released yet. Please check back in October. 
  3. Upon receiving a 50% or greater on the TEAS* (before 6/6/2025), you will receive an email to complete the PN  forms and mail them to the admissions office. PN forms received before this step will be discarded. The forms are the PN application, PN Applicant Essay (handwritten), two (2) professional references (invalid if submitted by the applicant); and a copy of your High School Diploma/High School Equivalency Diploma or transcript. The deadline for all paperwork is July 1, 2025 - no exceptions.
  4. Once all of the above forms have been received and approved, you will receive an email to choose your interview date and time.
  5. The final step: Once all of the above have been completed and you are accepted, financial aid will schedule an appointment. You must hand in health clearance paperwork at this time.


*If you choose to retake the TEAS test, you can do so 21 days after your initial test date (if time allows before the 6/6/2025 test deadline date, a maximum of two tests are allowed).

Each exam costs $75. TEAS Preparation Class Available:
 Click Here for Schedule

*It is your responsibility to email a copy of the complete breakdown
(Individual Performance Profile) to (must be taken prior to 6/6/2025).



OCM BOCES hosts Open House program information sessions each week at the Liverpool campus. Prospective students for full-time programs may attend any session without an appointment. All applicants must complete each step of the admissions process prior to acceptance into a program. Applicants who have completed all admission requirements will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Tuition Assistance is available for all eligible applicants who enter full-time training programs. Open House sessions provide introductory information about how to apply. The OCM BOCES Refund Policy is published on the link from this page.

OCM BOCES does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its programs or activities.



Transfer from other institutions:
Onondaga-Cortland -Madison BOCES offers specialized, short-term, clock-hour training programs and is a non-credit-bearing institution. Therefore, with the exception of the Cosmetology Program, we do not allow students to transfer credits or clock hours from other institutions. (See below for Cosmetology transfer students.)

Transfer within the institution:
Due to the specialized content in each vocational training program, clock hours attended are only applicable to each individual program. No transfer between training programs is accepted. Students are free to withdraw from a program and reapply to another at the next scheduled start date. Acceptance to the new program will be based upon fulfilling all prerequisites and available space.

Transfer Policy (Cosmetology Program Only):
Students transferring from another institution must provide official transcripts of any previous education received including documented clinical hours. A prospective student’s clinical competency skills will be assessed by the cosmetology instructor to determine their level of proficiency. The instructor and/or program coordinator will then determine the number of OCM BOCES clock hours required to complete the New York State licensing requirements. Tuition will be prorated based on the number of hours to be completed. Transfer students will be responsible for providing all kit supplies including a mannequin.

Please Note: Transfer students must be enrolled for a period of 100, 300 or 700 clock hours.


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