Non-Degree Seeking Students
Dominican College, in its day, evening, and weekend sessions, offers educational opportunities to individuals who wish to pursue specific courses without becoming candidates for a degree. Courses are programmed to meet the varying needs of individuals, the local community and the business community.
Individuals may pursue courses for personal enrichment or career enhancement on a credit and/or non-credit (audit) basis. A maximum of twelve credits may be taken by students who are not pursuing a degree at Dominican College. Students who wish to register for courses for which credit is to be transferred to another college are welcome to do so. Dominican College recommends that these students obtain written assurance from their home institutions that any credits earned would be accepted in transfer. For those who are not pursuing a degree, fulfillment of course prerequisites will be determined on an individual basis.
Post-baccalaureate Students (Teacher Certification)
Students who hold a baccalaureate degree and are seeking credits toward certification may be admitted at the discretion of the Director of Teacher Education. Students must submit their credentials to the N.Y. State Department of Education for evaluation before being allowed to begin courses for certification. Students admitted for "Certification Only" must take a minimum of 12 education credits at Dominican before being allowed to student teach.
Dominican College offers an "Horizon Program" of special arrangements for senior citizens (55 years or older). Senior citizens who wish to take courses for credit during the regular day and evening sessions will be accorded a 25% discount on tuition and fees. Full tuition and fees will apply in all other sessions. For those who are not pursuing a degree, fulfillment of course prerequisites will be determined on an individual basis. Senior citizens may also audit courses free of charge if space is available; this opportunity applies to all the College's sessions.