Undergraduate Admissions


Applicants seeking Admission to Five Towns College must complete the following items:


1. The completed Admissions Application including a Personal Essay, Student Signature, and a Parent/Guardian Signature (If under 21).

2. A $35 Application Fee (cash, check, money order or credit card).

3. All High School and College Transcripts.

4. SAT or ACT scores.

5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation on official letterhead. Letters may be from your guidance counselor, teacher, member of the community or your employer.

6. Music and Theatre students must audition to complete the application process.

(Download the audition requirements from our website at

7. Immunizations records from your school or doctor showing proof of Two (2) MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) upon acceptance into the college.


NOTE: Students that fall below our academic standards for admission may be required to take our entrance exam.



Five Towns College Admissions Standards

H.S. GPA 78-80
GED Score 2500
College GPA 2.3-2.5
SAT Scores (Old) 900
SAT Scores (New) 1350
ACT 19-21


*The Admissions Committee may require additional information to make a decision. An entrance exam may be required in an applicant has a lower GPA or SAT score than our standard.


The entrance exam consists of a series of examinations in reading comprehension, and basic arithmetic.  Writing sample is also required.


Admissions Policies


Applications that clearly meet or exceed the College’s admission requirements are notified on a rolling admission basis and generally receive decisions within four weeks after receipt of a completed application.


Once accepted, all students must submit documentation of immunization as mandated by the New York State Public Health Law.  Students born after January 1, 1957, must submit documentation of immunization to Measles (2 doses), Mumps, Rubella and complete a meningitis response form.


At the time of Registration, a $500 Refundable Tuition Deposit is required


Prospective students who plan to apply for scholarships or other financial aid should have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted as soon as possible.



Early Decision


Well-qualified students for whom Five Towns College is their first choice, must submit their application, all supporting material, and meet audition and interview requirements on or before December 1st. 


In order to apply under Five Towns College’s Early Decision Program, students must sign the Early Decision Agreement stating that if accepted early, all other college applications will be withdrawn and the student will attend Five Towns College.  Once the Early Decision Agreement has been signed, a student will be guaranteed on-campus housing.



Advanced Placement and College Credit


Advanced Placement (AP) credit will be granted by Five Towns College to qualified students based on a score of 3 or better on the Advanced Placement Examination of the College. Official score reports must be forwarded to the Admissions Office from the College Board. in order to be granted credit.


Entering freshman who have completed college coursework while still in high school are required to have their official transcripts, directly from the college who offered the course, sent to the Admissions Office in order to be considered for credit.  Credit is awarded for grades of “C” or higher.



Transfer Credit


Transfer credit will be granted for appropriate courses completed at previous institutions of higher learning as long as they are courses offered at Five Towns College and required in your degree program.


College credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions or in the Regents College Degrees Program with a grade of “C” or better may be considered for transfer credit. (A maximum of 60 credits for students wishing to receive a Baccalaureate Degree and 30 credits for students wishing to receive an Associate Degree)