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Admission Procedures & Forms


September 2024 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 1-4 will need to be completed in order by June 8, 2024. 
Completing steps 1-6 does not guarantee admission into the program.

  1. Complete an intake form (Individual Student Record Form) and return via email to (This is not an application.) Please include which program you wish to attend.  DO NOT include your social security number.
  2. Once the intake form is completed and received, you will receive an email with TEAS payment and scheduling instructions. Make sure you allow 6 weeks to study. TEAS scores for the Fall 2024 program must have been taken after 9/1/2023 and before 6/8/24.
  3. File a 2024-25 FAFSA at For instructions click here. (Please note: The 24-25 FAFSA will not be released until December).
  4. Achieve a 50% or greater on the TEAS* (Prior to 6/8/24). 
  5. Once you have completed steps 1-4, you will receive an email to complete the PN forms and mail to the admissions office. PN forms received prior to this step will be discarded. The forms are 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, 2024 - no exceptions.
  6. Once all of the above forms have been received and approved, an interview will be scheduled with the Practical Nursing Department
  7. 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 prior to the 6/8/24 test deadline date) and will be able to retest one time (a maximum of two tests are allowed). Each exam costs $75. TEAS Preparation Class Available Click Here
*If you have taken the TEAS test elsewhere it is your responsibility to email a copy of the complete breakdown (Individual Performance Profile) to (must be taken prior to 6/8/24).



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 successfully completed all admission requirements will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Tuition Assistance is available for all eligible applicants 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 on the basis of 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 to provide 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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