Admission Policies

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  • Tour the facility and attend an informational interview. Parents or spouses are encouraged to be present.
  • Submit required documentation.
  • Complete the Enrollment Agreement.
  • Pay the $50 Registration Fee, at the beginning of each semester.
NYADI is an equal opportunity employer and follows the same policies in accepting applications from potential students.  The institution is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.
To be eligible for admission, an applicant must be able to read and write English and pay the required registration fee.  The student must also:
  • Be at least 17 years of age (Age will be verified with Individual’s ID).
  • Have an initial interview with an Admissions Representative.
  • Provide a valid driver’s license, state ID with photo, or valid passport.
  • Have a verifiable Social Security Number.
  • Complete an academic assessment form.
Students must be able to provide appropriate educational documentation such as:
  • Copy of high school diploma,  or
  • Copy of high school transcript showing graduation date.

Note: The high school diploma or transcript requirement can also be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a US high school diploma; Documentation of proof of completion of secondary education from a foreign country must be officially translated into English and officially certified as the equivalent of high school completion in the United States.

  • Copy of high school equivalency certification.
  • Have a recognized equivalent of High School Diploma such as a home-schooled certificate by the state where the student resided during home school. The student must have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law.  Students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent and did not complete secondary school in a home-school setting can apply by passing a federal and state approved entrance exam and be enrolled in an eligible career pathway program.
  • Non-high school graduates must pass an independently administered Ability-To-Benefit (ATB) entrance examination that is approved by the State Education Department and the Department of Education and be enrolled in the Eligible Career Pathway Program and one of three certificate programs.  Students who successfully pass the TASC exam and are awarded a high school equivalency diploma, are eligible to transfer into a degree program.
NYADI complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and is wheelchair accessible. If enrolled under training with a government agency, institution district, and/or other entity, students must meet the admission requirements set out in the training agreement and/or applicable state licensing or certifications requirements. The facility is equipped with ramp access from the parking lot, extra wide hallways and doors, A.D.A. required door handles and a restroom to accommodate disabled students. 
If you are interested in attending NYADI but are in need of reasonable accommodations, you should schedule an appointment with the Director of Admissions.  At this meeting, we will discuss the nature of the reported disability and its impact on learning. We will also discuss the process of receiving reasonable accommodations, and the types of accommodations available.
Please bring copies of current documentation of a disability to this meeting. Documentation must be provided by a medical expert within the last three years and include:
  • a diagnosis of the disability;
  • how the diagnosis was determined (what tests were given and the results);
  • a clinical summary, which includes an assessment of how the disability will impact the individual in a college environment and what accommodations are recommended.
Upon completion of the initial meeting, a formal request for the accommodation must be submitted in writing to the school. The initial meeting, formal request, and response from the school must take place prior to the pre-enrollment process.
Note: In order to be eligible for Title IV, HEA funding, you must be able to benefit with the reasonable accommodations.
Prior to admission the prospective student is given an enrollment agreement and has an interview with a school official. The interview will elaborate on course objectives, career opportunities, the physical demands of the job and certification requirements.
An explanation regarding attendance and academic requirement will be given to the prospective student and how those requirements can affect the student’s satisfactory academic progress. The prospective student will be informed that payment of tuition and fees is required for admittance to class.
A staff member or instructor will give the prospective student a tour of the school. Any questions from the prospective student will be answered truthfully, promptly and in sufficient detail to eliminate confusion.

An applicant accepted into a degree or certificate program may be granted advanced standing to a maximum of one half of the total number of the program's required credits. Credits gained by advanced standing are considered full college credits.  They will not affect the student's grade point average.  Advanced standing may be granted by any one or combination of the following:
Transfer credit will be considered for coursework completed at accredited institutions of higher education or recognized secondary schools, with a minimum grade of C.  Transfer credit will be awarded only for those courses applicable to a specific degree or certificate program.  Credit may be granted with proof of having passed the ASE Certification test in the area(s) for which credit is requested.
Applicants with past formal postsecondary training may be granted transfer credit toward the completion of the program.  The Dean of Academic Affairs may grant transfer credit for coursework taken at another accredited school in which a minimum grade of “C” or better was earned.  Courses transferred must be substantially equivalent to the corresponding courses for which the student is seeking credit at the college.  Transfer credit does not carry a grade and has no impact on a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).
Students must furnish official transcripts from each accredited postsecondary school previously attended to receive applicable transfer credit.  All transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Registrar at NYADI.  The student should meet with the Registrar during the enrollment process in order to facilitate timely receipt of transcripts.  NYADI may request course description from the previous college’s catalog in order to determine course equivalency.  Official transcripts and course descriptions, if needed, must be received by the Dean prior to the end of the student’s first semester in order to be evaluated for transfer credit.  Generally students may not receive combined transfer and proficiency credits totaling more than 50% of the program for which they enrolled.  Exceptions may be made after review and approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs.  Additional consideration will be granted to students who transfer from a certificate program offered at NYADI.
Foreign students applying for admission must submit official secondary school transcripts as well as college transcripts, if applicable, with their applications.  Students are responsible for providing certified English translations and evaluations of their transcripts when necessary.  U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have graduated from high school outside the United States must pass an approved “ability to benefit” test to be eligible for New York State tuition assistance.
Students who demonstrated appropriate life experience may be granted the opportunity to earn credit by presenting industry certifications or successfully completing a proficiency examination.  Student may take departmental examinations in specified courses, at the discretion of the academic departments or programs, to demonstrate college-level competency in courses that have not been taken at NYADI (or any other college), and for which no credit has already been received.
Applicants must request credit for previous work and/or life experience at the time of enrollment.  Students may be required to pass a knowledge or skill-based proficiency test, comparable to a final examination in the course.  Test results will be used to verify that the applicant possesses the knowledge and skill proficiencies required to receive academic credit.  All tests will be administered by the appropriate Department Chair before the beginning of the student’s initial semester.  Proficiency credit does not carry a grade and has no impact on the students Grade Point Average (GPA).
All credit hours attempted will count toward Title IV, HEA funding 150% quantitative requirements.

NYADI has established articulation agreements with: Nassau BOCES-Barry Tech, Westbury, New York; Western Suffolk BOCES-Wilson Tech, Huntington, New York; Tottenville High School, Staten Island, New York and Lawrence High School, Lawrence, New York, New York City Department of Education – District 79 Active High School Program.

New York State law requires college students to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella. The law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957. 
Full-time students will have to show proof of immunity. Proof of immunity consists of:
  • Measles: two doses of live measles vaccine administered after 2 months of age, physician documentation of measles disease or a blood test showing immunity.
  • Mumps: one dose of live mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age, physician documentation of mumps disease or a blood test showing immunity.
  • Rubella: one dose of live rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age or a blood test showing immunity.

A matriculated student is one who has filed a written application and has been formally accepted for admission by NYADI as a candidate for one of its registered programs leading to a degree or certificate. Matriculated students can apply for financial aid. A student is no longer considered matriculated if he or she is academically dismissed.

NYADI, accepts students who apply to take individual courses without seeking a degree or certificate. Acceptance into courses is determined by an interview with an academic advisor to determine if there are any prerequisites and if they have been satisfied by the applicant. Students who complete individual courses will receive a transcript. Credits completed as a non-matriculated student may be applied toward a certificate or degree should the student elect to matriculate into a registered program. Non-matriculated students may take no more than 12 credits.

NYADI, recognizes that as technology changes students may need to update their skills. Graduates are always welcome to come back and take refresher courses at no additional charge. Students may take the updated version of any course as long as it is offered and does not exceed the acceptable student teacher ratios.

All incoming students will be evaluated for English and mathematical skills competency. Students whose test scores indicate a need for remedial intervention will be required to participate in basic skill instruction and tutorial activities.