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Full-Time Admission Information

Admission Procedures

Applicants to full-time programs will be admitted upon completion of the following requirements:

1

Complete Individual Student Record Form (ISRF)

Return the completed form to wbuck@ocmboces.org

Please include which program you wish to attend.
DO NOT include social security number.

2

Achieve minimum required score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE will be scheduled once we receive your completed ISRF.

Prospective Practical Nursing students, please click here for admissions information.

The TABE test is administered free of charge in Liverpool by appointment:

  • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.
3

Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

If you have questions about the FAFSA, contact our Financial Aid Office at (315) 453-4677

4

Schedule a financial aid/enrollment meeting with our financial aid office.

You will be scheduled for a meeting with our financial aid office once your ISRF & TABE requirements from steps 1 & 2 are completed.



 

Admissions Procedures, Tuition Assistance & Refund Policy:

OCM BOCES hosts Open House program information sessions each week at the Liverpool and Cortland campuses. 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 Policies:

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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