Westchester Community College

The Westchester Community College located in the Valhalla region of New York is the most popular community college chosen by residents and international students. A unique feature of the college is that it holds individual department entrance examinations rather than accepting national level test scores.

Name of the Institution Westchester Community College
Type of Institution Community College
Location (Contact Details) 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, New York – 10595, United States of AmericaPh. No. – 914-606-6600Email – admissions@sunywcc.edu
Accreditation / Affiliation The college is affiliated to the State University of New York (SUNY)
Courses Offered Associate in Arts (A.A) degree in -

  • Childhood Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Social Science
  • Media Arts and Communications

Associate in Science (A.S) program in -

  • Food and Nutrition (Food Service Administration)
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Business Administration
  • Global Business
  • Marketing

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) program in -

  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Computer Security and Forensics
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Technology and Production

Certificate course in -

  • Direct Care Practice
  • Emergency Medical Services Management
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Web Development
Departments / Branches
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Computer Science
  • Study and Reading Skills
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Communications
  • Filmmaking
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Fashion Studies
  • Criminal Law
  • Nursing
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria
  • All international applicants in the college must acquire a F1 student visa before application
  • Non resident students can only take admission in full time courses available at the college
  • A student who is not familiar with the English language must study at the university using a F1 immigration status document
  • Submission of high school and degree / diploma examination mark sheets
  • Entrance examination scores of individual study departments
Campus Placements The Testing and Assessment Center of the college makes arrangements for placement tests. It is a test of the English reading & writing and knowledge of Mathematics of the candidate.
  • Nancy Jo Abeles Scholarships
  • Esther Dutton Kates Fellowship
  • A & J Economos Science Scholarships
  • Olivia J. Moshier Memorial Scholarship
  • Westchester Community College Faculty Student Scholarship
  • Alpha Group Scholarship
  • Walter Anderson New Century Scholarship
  • Asian Students Scholarship
  • Zoe Caldwell New Century Scholarship
  • Kathleen Bucci Memorial Book Scholarship
  • Cowan Family Scholarships
  • Angelo Delgrosso Alumni Scholarships
  • Joseph & Joan Cullman Scholarship
  • Marian Galewitz Scholarships
  • Greenwich Woods Nursing Scholarships
  • Mark Hanna Scholarship
  • Abigail Kirsch Scholarships
  • K.M. Kaung, T.C. Kaung Memorial, & Yue-Sung Kaung Memorial Scholarships
  • N. Anne McKiernan Memorial Scholarship
  • Shirley A. Phillips Scholarship
Fee Structure An average estimate of tuition fees for international students at the college is:

  • Full time course fee – $6,225 per semester per 12 credit hours
  • Part time course fee – $519 per semester per 12 credit hours
  • Mandatory fees to be paid for full time course registration – $181.25
  • Mandatory fees to be paid for part time course registration – $83
  • Miscellaneous expenditure during study and admission – starts from $155
Examinations & Results
  • The department of nursing holds the TEAS Nursing Entrance Examination for all applicants. It is held during the months of March and April.
  • Semester wise examination is held in the college; examinations are held at the end of the fall, summer and spring semesters
Established in the Year 1946
Website www.sunywcc.edu
Facts & Figures
  • The Westchester Community College is sponsored by the Westchester County.
  • It is the most famous among the 30 community colleges which are affiliated to the State University of New York.
  • The college was established under the name of New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.
  • Unlike most other colleges in the country, this college does not ask for a SAT reasoning score from the applicant. Instead, entrance examinations are held by each department of study.
  • The college is very popular among international students because the Admissions Office here has a separate section for international applicants and another for disabled students.
Events Popular events held at the college:

  • Death by PoewerPoint Presentation
  • Lecture: Genealogy
  • The Metamorphoses of Ovid
  • Film – Life of Giuseppe Verdi
  • Pre Holiday Extravaganza! New York Theater Ballet
  • The Native Plant Center Excursion
  • Foundation Events
Distance Learning Online distance learning available in -

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Info Systems
  • Intro to the Fashion Industry
  • Ethnic and cultural Diversity
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Dosage calculations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Calculus
  • Developmental Psych : Lifespan